Whatever You’re Expecting, Expect a Surprise

One of my favorite stories in the bible is the ascension of Christ after his resurrection. If you’re familiar with the story, you might think, Ah, yes, the glorious return of the Son of God to the right hand of the Father! But that’s not the reason. Actually, I haven’t really sorted out what the “ascending” part of the story means to me, what it speaks about my relationship with Christ, or how I can practically apply it to sharing God’s love with the people around me. With one exception.

The disciples were clueless. After years of living with Jesus, they still hadn’t learned why he came to earth in the first place, or what would come next. And I derive a tremendous amount of solidarity from that one, tiny detail. Continue reading Whatever You’re Expecting, Expect a Surprise