Bible Marginalia Series- #292
The promise of the Spirit
and the Ascension of Jesus.
This reminds me of early years of parenting
when you always offered something good
as something was removed,
or even taken away.
Sort of the same thing when Jesus
tells the disciples a very good thing
would be theirs soon.
Right before he goes away.
Can't imagine the sense of BIGNESS-
as Jesus highlights the extent of their job.
"Tell people about me everywhere-
throughout Judea, in Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth."
YOU will be my witnesses.
Then as Jesus was taken up into a cloud,
they strained to see him and
two white-robed men stood among them.
Maybe the disciples
were use to seeing angels.
But, I imagine they listened
"Jesus has been taken from you into heaven,
but someday he will return from heaven
in the same way you saw him go!"
Gift promised to come soon.
They had their marching orders-
be my witnesses.
Same instructions for us-
as we wait-
filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.