Jesus had been cruelly put to death. His hands, which had been placed

on the heads of little children when He blessed them, had been nailed

to a cross of wood; and cruel nails had been driven through his feet.

And hanging on the cross, Jesus had died. But on the third day He had

risen from the tomb, and for forty days He had remained upon the

earth, meeting frequently with His disciples. At the end of that time

Jesus led the eleven apostles from Jerusalem towards Bethany; and when

near that village, and away from the multitude, He spoke to them,

promising that they should be made bold by the Holy Spirit, and

receive power to witness for Him both to the Jews and Gentiles. Then,

the Bible tells us, "He lifted up His hands and blessed them. And it

came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and

carried up into heaven." And as He went up, a cloud received Him out

of their sight.

The apostles fell down and worshipped Jesus, looking steadfastly after

Him as He went up; and as they did so, two angels in white garments

stood by them, and said, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up

into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,

shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." Then

the apostles returned to Jerusalem.

Yes, Jesus has ascended to heaven, and now He sits at the right hand

of God; but He tells us that He will come again, and take those that

love Him to dwell with Him in His glorious home for ever and ever. "I

go to prepare a place for you," Jesus says.

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