Matthew 24:29-31 NIV
“Immediately after the distress of those days “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’  “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.  And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Jesus is not talking about his second coming here, he’s referring back to Daniel 7:13-14 where one like a ‘Son of Man’ comes to the heavenly throne and is given authority over heaven and earth. Jesus is declaring that in his Ascension he will be given God’s authority over the world. Jesus is Lord! He will restore all things in his reign of love, justice and grace.
Lord, I pledge my allegiance to and place my hope in you.