Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day seven)
“My first account. . .(was) about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day He was taken up into Heaven, after He had, by the Holy Spirit, given orders to the apostles.”–v 1-2
We call it the ascension. An amazing end to an amazing life. (And not actually the end–that’s the point.) As the disciples watched, Jesus was physically lifted up into Heaven. (Please see the stained glass window on the East end of the Great Hall)
To meditate on this truth is to expand your mind. Jesus is still alive! Still a man. Sitting beside the Father– counselor, Son, Sovereign and intercessor. As active in the world as ever!
Please notice. Before leaving, the LORD (He takes this title seriously) gave ORDERS to the Apostles. (Every text repeats this emphasis. See Mark 16:19, Acts 1:9) His absence will not mean loss of momentum. He will act (until He comes) through us!