You might miss the celebration of Christ’s ascension into heaven because it always falls on a Thursday, tucked in-between the sixth and seventh Sundays of Easter. Though we confess it in the creed, alongside Jesus’ descent into hell, resurrection, seat at God’s right hand and return, it doesn’t command as much attention as the big holidays. Of course, that means it hasn’t been commercialized and we don’t have to send Ascension Day cards and shop for Ascension gifts.
Why is Jesus ascension important?
- It means he really has gone to prepare a place for us (John 14:2-3).
- It reminds us that he is interceding for us (Romans 8:34).
- It means that he is ruler of all. He ascended to the throne where he has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18).
- It means the Holy Spirit will come (John 16:7).
Stop for a moment today and thank the Lord for his ascension into heaven! Check out the Ascension jello pic and recipe here!