After Jesus was resurrected He appeared to more than 500 people before he ascended into heaven. Overall I believe the people that knew Jesus were convinced that life would be very different with Jesus “gone”. In John chapter 14 (prior to Jesus crucifixion) Jesus prepared his disciples for His leaving and how things would be different after He left. For one thing He actually told them in John 16 that it was good for them that he went away…this had to be really hard for them to envision…that things would not completely fall apart without Him there. Jesus however, painted a very different picture for them than what they had in their minds. Jesus actually promised his tired, doubting disciples “After I leave you will actually do even greater things than I did, because I am going to the Father” John 14:12
Oh The Places You’ll Go…When we follow Jesus in the power of His Spirit!