Description: Forty Days Between the Tomb and the Ascension!
The tragic events of Good Friday did not signal the end of Jesus
Christ's ministry to His disciples-far from it. Easter morning was the
beginning of a unique and important portion of Jesus' ministry on earth.
For the next forty days, until His glorious ascension to heaven, Jesus
appeared many times to His disciples. During this precious period, Jesus
taught His followers about the requirements of discipleship, His own
divine nature, and the power they would soon need to expand the kingdom
of God "into all the world" (Mark 16:15). Today, we can experience that
same power to accomplish God's work.
Even more important, those forty days
provide us with the promise of His everlasting presence, for Jesus did
not say, "I will be with you," as one who has to go away and come back
again, but "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world"
(Matthew 28:20), as a presence that is never to be withdrawn.