Writing the Next Chapter

Christ’s ascension reminds us that his resurrection was not the end of the story. At his ascension, Jesus initiates the next chapter of God’s unfolding revolution of grace in a qualitatively new way, and gives a commission to his followers to spread the good news. The disciples would have work to do. Lots of it! They would have a sense of urgency, but were not to rush. The risen Christ would empower them for their mission. First, a time of waiting, prayer, and listening was needed to help prepare them for the uncharted territory they faced.

 

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