Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.
‘And now I am sending upon you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city, then, until you are clothed with the power from on high.’
Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Today the Church celebrates Ascension Day! It marks the end of Jesus’ visible presence of Himself to His beloved disciples and to the world.
- Jesus, who promised that He would be with us always to the end of time, will be present to us and the whole world in a new Spiritual way.
- As believers of the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, we are called to witness to the true hope and the gift of everlasting life that is brought to us by accepting Jesus as our Saviour and Lord.