Walking With The Father

June 9, 2019

Pentecost


  • Why didn't Jesus just stay with us and lead the church himself instead of ascending to heaven? Today's Feast of Pentecost provides the answer to this question. For the Jews, pentecost is the celebration of the anniversary of Moses climbing Mount Sinai and encountering God, and where he receiving the Ten Commandments. For us, Pentecost is that moment when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, and which was witnessed by many people. The Holy Spirit also impacts us, moving us to action when we receive God's spirit (but this can only happen if our hearts are open, and we give God permission). So the answer to the original question is that, Jesus is always leading His church, and we are called to be active participants in helping to lead His church. Jesus ascended because the time of courtship is over. God wants us to take the next step to commitment. Do we love Jesus, and do we say yes to Him?