So when they had come together, they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the Kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” And when He said this, as they were looking on, He was lifted up, and a cloud took Him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as He went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:6-11 RSV).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, fill us with a holy joy, teach us how to thank You with reverence and love on account of the ascension of Christ Your Son. You have raised us up with Him; where He, the Head, has preceded us in glory, there we, the body are called in hope. We make our prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 4 May 2016
A Christian Pilgrim