Ascension

44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” 50Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. 52And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53and they were continually in the temple blessing God. (Luke 24:44-53, NRSV)

Jesus blessed the disciples and helped them understand that everything that happened was because of scripture and then as He was with them He was carried into Heaven.

Jesus left the disciples. And in history, this is before Pentecost. So the disciples at this point in Luke’s gospel have not yet received the Holy Spirit. They are without God. But not alone, for they are in the temple continually blessing God and worshipping.

What would we do if we were without God?

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