Jesus enters a locked room, shocking His disciples. He eats with people and lets them touch Him to assure He is not a ghost. Over the next forty days, Jesus gives final instructions to His followers. Jesus tells His followers to wait in Jerusalem for the promised Holy Spirit and ascends to heaven before their eyes.
3 After His suffering, He presented Himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while He was eating with them, He gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”
The Holy Spirit comes in a dramatic way ten days later and still creates drama today. The 50 days following Jesus resurrection are not forgotten, but have left a permanent mark on Christianity that remains today.
Those that are daring can invite the Holy Spirit to create drama around your life. Hang on to your hat, because the ride could get wildly exciting.