In today’s story we hear about the Ascension of Jesus using the Jesus Storybook Bible with permission of Harper Collins Publishing. At the end of today’s story we think about the fact that we don’t know very much about what the disciples did in the days leading to when they received the gift that Jesus promised. , but one thing we do know is that they prayed. They prayed at a time when they were uncertain of what exactly was ahead; they didn’t have all the answers; and genuinely they were a bit scared that the Roman’s might do the same thing to them that happened to Jesus. They prayed and got ready. So, my suggestion for the weekend is to try some prayer activities to help reflect and also look forward. Prayer Spaces in School’s have moved focus to Prayer Spaces at home and have some great ideas to start with HERE. They are also accepting submissions, so if you have an idea that has worked well for your household, do let them know! As always, do share your learning with us, it is a great encouragement to see what you are up to!
If you would like to go a bit deeper in the story itself.
The Ascension of Jesus Luke 24:50-53 & Acts 1:1-10
Some questions to chat about: Why Do you think Jesus ate with his friends after he was resurrected? Why were the disciples scared in today’s story? Why might Jesus be sending a helper instead of staying on earth himself?
Another creative re-telling. This video is a brilliant re-telling, linking up the full arc of Jesus’s life on earth. Today goes through 2:26 and next week the rest!
Note: Upon writing this, I realise, I may have misquoted the number of days between Ascension and Pentecost in the video! oh dear! Please forgive me for not wishing to re-record! 40 Days from Resurrection to Ascension and 10 days from Ascension to Pentecost.