What is Jesus doing right now? I heard that He went to heaven after He rose from the dead, but why didn't He just stay here on earth?


Jesus Christ came down from heaven for one reason: to do God’s will by giving His life as the final sacrifice for our sins. Once that was accomplished, His main work was done, and 40 days after His resurrection He ascended into heaven. The Bible says, “He was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God” (Mark 16:19).

What is Jesus doing now? The answer should thrill us, because right now — at this very moment — He is praying for us. He knows all about our needs and heartaches; He also knows our temptations and doubts — and He is praying for us. No matter what we face, He continues to pray for us. The Bible says that He “is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:34).

Does this mean Christ abandoned this world, once He left it for heaven? No! Instead He left us here in His place, to carry on His work in the power of His Spirit. It may be a quiet act of kindness; for some it even may mean going to a far corner of the earth to tell others about Jesus. Jesus said, “Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12).

What does Jesus Christ mean to you? Have you committed your life to Him? Make sure of your salvation by giving your life to Him. Then thank Him for praying for you — and respond by living for Him every day.