The story of Jesus does not end with his ascension to heaven. Luke, the writer of the gospel bearing his name and the writer of the book of Acts begins Acts by stating that in his first book he recounted all that Jesus “began to do” inferring that He was not done yet! Jesus’ work continues in the lives of those who believe in and follow him in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not invited as spectators into God’s Kingdom but as participants: continuing what Jesus began in word, deed and power. God in us, God with us, and now God through us.