The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord
Passing on the Baton
We might compare the
Ascension to the passing of a
baton from one runner to
another in a relay race.
On this day, just over 2000
years ago, Jesus passed the
baton of his work to Peter,
James, and John. They, in turn,
passed it on to the people who
came after them. They, in turn,
passed it on to us. And now it is
our turn to pass it on to others.
What does this mean? Does it
mean going out and preaching
about Jesus, as Peter, James, and
John did? Does it mean
mounting soapboxes in
shopping centres and telling
everyone about Jesus?
It could mean this for some of
us, but for most of us it means
something much more basic
than this. It means living out
Jesus’ teaching in our own
personal lives. Once we begin to
do this, the message of Jesus
will begin to ripple out across
the world. And if enough
Christians do it, that ripple will
turn into a tidal wave, and that
tidal wave will change the face
of the earth in a way we never
dreamed possible.