One of the classic scenes of car racing is the Victory Lap. The winning driver takes one more lap around the racecourse holding high the checkered flag, basking in the ovation of the spectators. It is a celebration of triumph, the official confirmation of a great accomplishment.
Forty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a similar event took place with infinitely greater implications. While the ascension of Jesus into heaven must have seemed to his disciples like an unexpected and abrupt interruption of glowing post resurrection appearances, this singular event in history demonstrated the complete triumph of God over that which has been the ongoing devastation of the human race – evil. What humans never have nor ever will resolve, God did through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. These two acts served to satisfy divine justice and so enable unholy human beings to stand in the presence of the holy God who created us.
Jesus returning to take back his full glory and honor as true God, is the absolute confirmation that not only is there hope for the human race, there is victory. At a time when peoples’ lives imitate a yo-yo wildly careening from frenetic ecstasy to dulling apathy to hopeless despair, with death being the only end in sight, the triumphant Ascension of Jesus reminds us there is a spectacular alternative. Join us for one of our weekend services. Celebrate the triumph!.
Weekend worship service time: Saturday: 6:00 pm & Sunday: 10:00 am