Sunday Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Mark 16.15-20
“Go to the whole world and preach the gospel.”
The ascension is the hinge event between Jesus’ resurrection and his sending of the Spirit. Luke’s gospel ends with Jesus’ ascension and the Acts of the Apostles begins with the same scene. Luke draws on ancient imagery of God’s heavenly court to picture Jesus, the incarnate Son of God, returning to reign with God, to take his place at God’s right hand. As God’s incarnate Son, human and divine, Jesus is the firstborn of a new creation — the promise of who we are to become.
What are you looking to heaven for that you should be doing on Earth?
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