Jesus said to his disciples:
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.
And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;
but stay in the city
until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
raised his hands, and blessed them.
As he blessed them he parted from them
and was taken up to heaven.
They did him homage
and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.
Dear Father we are given a glorious moment to reflect upon, one where your Son is taken to heaven to be with you. What the apostles have witnessed gave us the truth of Jesus' divinity. No one else has done what your Son has done to gain us eternal life. To give us faith, hope and love in your salvation. It is with joy in our hearts to be part of your life and to live the Gospel message, praising you until the end of time. Amen