Well then, the anticipated day of Resurrection and all of the buzz surrounding it have passed. If you believe it, Christ rose from the dead and by doing so defeated death and secured our salvation in Him. So what is the next horizon for us to look toward? Now what?
The disciples and Jesus' family went back to Jerusalem and devoted themselves to prayer (Acts 1:12-14). Somehow they had witnessed not one, but two of the most jarring events of their lives all within the course of a three day weekend. Jesus was dead, but now he was alive, and not only that, he had ascended to heaven! And all they had was these last instructions from Him: "you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8) They were confused, they were scared, and they didn't know exactly what to do.
Maybe you know exactly what Jesus wants you to be doing. If that's you, then you should stop reading this and go do it. I suspect that you are like me though. The path that Jesus wants you to take is still coming in to focus. The disciples were in this boat with us. They need and we need to seek God's direction through prayer and continue to mature in our faith so when Jesus gives us our marching orders, we are ready to move out! The disciples did just that and look what happened (read Acts Chapter 2). The Church was born!
We do not need to look to the heavens to await Christ's return, we need to be preparing ourselves, our community for when he does! The real question is not "what now?", but instead, "will you be ready?" Let's make a commitment together to answer with a resounding yes!