Joyous Ascension Greetings from Jerusalem!
Today is Ascension Day – it is one of the Churches great holidays on the Christian calendar. In many Protestant worshiping communities it is not actively celebrated but here in Jerusalem, where the Eastern and Latin Churches are the prevalent communities, it is perhaps the third most revered feast. The day commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is always celebrated on a Thursday – forty days after Easter. Here in Jerusalem there are two calendars which dictate the celebrations, the Eastern and Western. Today is the Eastern, or Orthodox, observance.
This holiday appears to have been celebrated since the earliest of days. And rightly so because, as accepted by most of theology, by ascending into His Glory Jesus Christ completed the work of our redemption.
The account of the Ascension is recorded in the Gospels and in the book of Acts. The forty days Jesus spent after the His Resurrection were days spent convincing and caring for The Flock. The Good Shepard let His sheep know that He had physically resurrected from the dead. Jesus also continued to teach His followers. Jesus let them know that He was going to give us the Comforter – the Holy Spirit, to guide us in all truth.
But something else was said – Jesus told them that they will spread His message of hope across the world.
That's what LeSEA Broadcasting is doing – fulfilling The Great Commission.
Thank YOU, for your participation in this eternal call!