“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love."
Ever since I was a little girl, Ascension Thursday has made me a little sad. I can't help thinking how badly must have Jesus's friends felt to lose him a second time? Except for that they didn't, of course. It's like He told them, "I am with you always" -- and the last thing he physically said was to love one another and keep the other commandments, too and that all would be well. Whew!
So, it's okay that He went back up where He belongs because today and every day since He conquered death, things are looking up.