Christ’s Mission (Ascension Sunday)

Christ’s Mission (Ascension Sunday)

In Acts 7 we witness the unjust accusation and execution of the first Christian Martyr: Stephen. And yet, Stephen himself experiences a vision of Jesus standing at the right hand of God advocating for Him – providing an alternative and ultimate defence and judgement. It is this view of Jesus, as our personal advocate, our personal judge, which can provide the Christian with the resources to face unjust treatment by others and become witnesses of the ascended Jesus despite what suffering we may face.