Then He led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where He raised His hands and blessed them. As He was blessing them, He departed from them and was taken up into Heaven. Luke 24:50.
After saying this, He was taken up to Heaven as they watched Him, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. They still had their eyes fixed on the sky as He went away, when two men dressed in white suddenly stood beside them and said, “Galileans, why are you standing there looking up at the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way that you saw Him go to Heaven.” Acts 1:9.
A few days after the Resurrection Jesus was raised to Heaven in full sight of His disciples.
Can you imagine how they must have felt?
They’d been with Him for three years or so. Saw Him preach and heal the sick. Witnessed His arrest, death and Resurrection. And now … He was gone.
They must have missed Him very badly as they walked back to their homes. Confusion, fear and doubts must have crossed their minds several times.
He is gone … and He is missed.
Missing somebody is a sign that their presence had an influence on your life, your well-being and your happiness.
Their absence now has created a void in your life. An emptiness, and a longing to be with them once again.
We’ve all missed someone at one time or another in our lives. It is usually someone who has been kind to us.
Are we ever missed when we are no longer there? Have we done something nice to someone who will remember us and miss our presence in their lives?