READ| Scripture: Acts 17: 22-28
6 While meeting together they asked, “Has the time come, Rabbi? Are you going to restore sovereignty to Israel?”
7 Jesus replied, “It’s not for you to know times or dates that Abba God has decided.
8 You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; then you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
9 Having said this, Jesus was lined up in a cloud before their eyes and taken from their sight.
10 They were still gazing up into the heavens when two messengers dressed in white stood beside them.
11 “You Galileans—why are you standing here looking up at the skies?” they asked. “Jesus, who has been taken from you—this same Jesus will return, in the same way you watched him go into heaven.
12 The apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a mere Sabbath’s walk away.
13 Entering the city, they went to the upstairs room where they were staying—Peter, John, James and Andrew; Phillip, Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James ben-Alphaeus; Simon, a member of the Zealot sect; and Judah ben-Jacob.
14 Also in their company were some of the women who followed Jesus, his mother Mary, and some of Jesus' sisters and brothers. With one mind, they devoted themselves to constant prayer.