It is easy, in the absence of Christ’s visible reign in the flesh on the earth, to substitute ourselves or the church. What we are doing right now on earth becomes the front-page news. However, we miss the whole point if we fail to see that it is still what Jesus is doing that is the big news. He ascended to heaven in order to rule and subdue history to his gracious and holy designs, dispatch his Spirit to sweep sinners into his victory parade, and to spread his kingdom of peace to the ends of the earth.
Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 178