The Ascension of Jesus was a promise and a hope for His disciples then, and it still is for us now. At His ascension, our Lord promised to send His disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit to be with them at all times. At His ascension, the promise was made that He would return: “And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.'” (Acts 1:10-11) Christ has ascended into heaven, and we know and trust His promise to return. We pray “Come quickly, Lord Jesus” while we await that glorious day! Christ is risen, Christ is ascended, and Christ is coming soon! Alleluia!