Summary: Jesus is still alive! He appears to the disciples over a forty-day period before His ascension, and then they are left to do His work. Their first goal is to recoup a loss in their group, replacing Judas Iscariot with Matthias.
Response: I mean, in hindsight it seems good to have the group whole again. Still, I guess I wonder if the thought ever crossed them to replace Jesus in the same way. Lord, help me to focus on You and Your plans, and to have the energy to help fulfill them.