Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God. Luke 24:50-53
It has been forty days since the resurrection. Jesus has been seen by over five hundred people. He has been seen in the upper room, on the road to Emmaus and cooking fish by the shore. He talks, eats food and can be touched by others. He is not a spirit but a resurrected man. Not just any man but God in the flesh. Wholly and completely God and yet wholly and completely man. I cannot explain it or completely comprehend it, and I have never met anyone who can. It just is. Jesus is unique, God visible to us. God come down to us. God come to save us. God who paid the price not one of us could ever pay. God with us.
And now about 33 years after He first came into this earth, Jesus is ready to return home. He leaves us with a promise. He goes to prepare a place for us and He will return. Return not as a carpenter, not as a teacher, not as a sacrificial lamb but as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
He leaves us with a command to go unto all the world spreading the Good News and baptizing believers in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. He leaves us with work to do. Each of us is to tell others about this amazing story. A story of a baby born in a manger. A story of wonderful and amazing miracles. A story of a way of life different than what the world knows. A story of great sacrifice. A death on a cross and a resurrection. Something that had never happened before and has not happened since. The story of the Christ, the Son of the living God.
I love to tell the story.
Have a blessed day,