In Acts 1:8 Jesus gives the apostles a huge task: “to be [his] witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” before his return – what an enormous task! And then after saying this he ascends to heaven and leaves them.
But he won’t leave them alone; he’ll leave them with the incredible privilege of having the Holy Spirit live in them – a privilege formerly only for specific people for specific roles, but now for every Christian believer! And the Holy Spirit will empower them to take on their task of being Jesus’ witnesses.
Praise God that, through the Holy Spirit’s work, the apostles’ witness has even reached us here in the UK!