Reading: Acts 1:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4

A lot of us think about the ascension of Jesus to heaven after his resurrection as an end-
credit movie scene: a nice flourish to what we just saw happen, but nothing significant in and of
itself. But nothing could be further from the truth. In the ascension, Jesus was showing his
disciples—and us—that he is the enthroned king, ruling on their behalf, and that he is their seated
priest, interceding for them in heaven right here, right now.