The Time in Between
It was heart-stopping! And it was miraculous! A never-before-seen spectacle! It was chill-inducing! Defying all logic! It was like an unseen hand had cut an invisible cord that was holding Jesus to the ground, keeping him bound to his disciples, forcing him to keep encouraging his friends. Everything had been so normal that day, right up to that moment when Jesus seemed to float up and up into the sky until a cloud absorbed him, hiding him from them. Like so very many times before, the disciples were unprepared for this latest mysterious display (and reminder) of the Kingdom’s otherworldliness. They were even less prepared to grasp its implications.