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Saturday, 28 May 2022 00:30

United with Christ: Ascension Day

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“And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.”

Acts 1:11 ESV

On Thursday, May 26th, the global church celebrated Ascension Day – the day according to the church calendar that Jesus ascended to heaven after spending time with His disciples following the resurrection. While the ascension of Jesus is important for a multitude of reasons, Shara Drimalla discusses the fascinating parallels that it has with other passages in her article “Why Does the Ascension of Jesus Matter?”

In the same way that the Garden of Eden was located on a mountain, the heavens and the earth are identified in the creation account, and the Israelites went up to Jerusalem to worship, Jesus’ ascension marks His transition from what Drimalla refers to as “human space” and “God’s space.” In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus requests that God’s will be done “on earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus’ ascension into heaven is a reminder to us that He bridges the gap between His space and ours and enables us to live according to His will. Jesus’ ascension also provides us with hope in the promise of His return.

As you contemplate the ascension and its importance, be encouraged as you dwell on Christ’s redeeming work and His promise to complete the work He started in each believer.

To read the complete Drimalla article, click here.

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