Be Encouraged! This is the message that rises up from today’s scripture. The resurrected Jesus is gathered with his closest followers as the time nears for his departure for heaven. The stage is set for a new era, one without Jesus walking the earth yet empowered by the Holy Spirit. At first, the apostles perceive Jesus as a ghost, and so the savior needs to again prove that he was their Lord. In the context of this marvelous story, the drama and sense of wonder emerge. The end of Jesus’ time on earth is nearer than ever. The apostles sense that Jesus will be goneRead More →