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It seems like a long time ago already, but six weeks ago we celebrated Resurrection Sunday. Forty days after Easter, which would have been this past Thursday, Jesus ascended into heaven. Ten days after the Ascension or fifty days after Easter the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost. In some church traditions today is called Ascension Sunday. The ascension doesn’t get the attention that Christmas and Easter get, or even Pentecost. Just about everyone, even non-Christians, knows about the meaning and significance of Christmas, they know about Jesus’ life on earth, His great miracles and wisdom, about His teaching and parables, they know about His crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection. But ask someone, even a Christian about the ascension, how it happened, why it happened, why it matters and you are likely to get some shoulder shrugs. The life of Jesus could be thought of as four rungs on a ladder, birth, death, resurrection and ascension. The birth rung begins on earth and the ascension rung ends in heaven. If our ladder only has the first three rungs we will come up short of the goal and short of understanding all that we should understand about Jesus. In fact if it wasn’t for His ascension, all that He did before it would be of little significance or power. Think of some great explorer who leaves his own country and goes out to discover some faraway land and makes all kinds of fantastic discoveries. It’s of no value if he doesn’t return and tell someone else about it. The Father sent His Son on a great mission and that mission would not be complete until He returned home. It’s an interesting irony that we devote most of our thinking about Jesus to His 33 years spent on earth, and very little of our thinking to what Jesus has been doing for the past 1985 years or so. It’s important that we know about this event, why it happened and what it means for us as