The ascended Christ wants us to be where He is. Jesus wants us to join him, even standing in the glorious presence of the Father, “that where I am, there you may be also.” And there in his presence, we will have lasting peace forever.
When parents are headed out for the evening, they might give their teenaged children some last-minute instructions: “Don’t forget to feed the dog. No fighting. Turn the lights off when you go to bed. We’ll be home by eleven.” Parting words, then they’re gone.
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