And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;…
Love makes the tears of farewells sparkle into welcomes, and if we could retain the came impression of Christ's loss, His return would be as nigh. It is, moreover, in the New Testament the great event which towers above every other. The heaven that gives back Christ gives back all we have loved and lost, solves all doubts and ends all sorrows. His coming looks in upon the whole life of His Church, as a lofty mountain peak looks in upon every little valley and sequestered home around its base, and belongs to them alike. Every generation lies under the shadow of it, for whatever is transcendently great is constantly near, and in moments of conviction it absorbs petty interests and annihilates intervals.
(J. Ker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;