andrewcomiskey.com
Ascending Fear: Jesus’ Absence and Our Authority - Andrew Comiskey
Jesus had to leave us in order to liberate us. He had to depart in order to give us power. But for the disciples, Jesus’ ascension back to the Father may have felt more like abandonment than the assurance of authority. Think about it. Jesus’ followers just got in the groove with the Resurrected Christ. (It took a while--remember? They failed to recognize him for days!) Just when they were in step with Him, the Lamb is swallowed up by a cloud. (Acts 1:9)