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June 11, 2013

Christ did not abandon the world after his resurrection

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: What is Jesus doing right now? I heard that he went to heaven after he rose from the dead, but why didn’t he just stay here on Earth? — S.J.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: What is Jesus doing right now? I heard that he went to heaven after he rose from the dead, but why didn’t he just stay here on Earth? — S.J.

DEAR S.J.:

Jesus Christ came down from heaven to do God’s will by giving his life as the final sacrifice for our sins. Once that was accomplished, his main work was done, and 40 days after his resurrection he ascended into heaven. Now he is praying for us.

Does this mean Christ abandoned this world, once he left it for heaven? No! Instead he left us here in his place, to carry on his work in the power of his spirit. It may be a quiet act of kindness; for some it even may mean going to a far corner of the earth to tell others about Jesus.

Make sure of your salvation by giving your life to him. Then thank him for praying for you — and respond by living for him every day.

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