We fail to see what is important. Jesus in verse 8 just said "Here’s the plan: we are going to start in Jerusalem, where they hate us, then we are going to Samaria where we hate them, then to the remotest parts of the world." After that Jesus started floating, and he was gone.
- What just happened: in verse 10 the disciples are gazing at Jesus' disappearance.
- In verse 11 Jesus ascends and two angels descend, telling them to move on. Why stand here looking at the sky? They were changed with these words. What did they do? They returned back to Jerusalem, got down on their faces before God, and in a sense of desperation begged God to move,
Vance Havener: "Tragedy of the hour is the situation is desperate, but God is not."