Next we go to the Church of the Ascension near Bethany — and it really drives home the point: Jesus is not dead! He has risen and He has ascended to His Father where He prays for us and ministers to us and gives us love for all those who don’t yet understand what He has done.
He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. (Luke 24:50-51)