Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ascension Day

Did you know that today is Ascension Day? It’s never going to make it to the secular calendar – I mean, bunnies and babies are a big hit (Easter and Christmas), but what do you do with the Ascension?

The ascension of Jesus into heaven – seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty who has bequeathed to the Son all authority in heaven and on earth (See Mattthew 28:16-20).

Jesus came to be one with us, so that we could become one with God.
He took upon Himself “our flesh” – the way it is, our hopes and dreams, our sorrows and our griefs … to give us grace that we can live all of it and then some, and still come out on top, on our way to God!

When Jesus ascended, he took us to heaven in His the flesh … as a promise that “all flesh” is headed in the right direction, that just as we are, loved and being made new by the Holy Spirit, we’re going to make it.

His life is our life.
His future is our future.
His grace is our courage to get up in the morning, take a deep breath, face the day and give as much as we can, be of good cheer when the chips are down, hold on to one another, because God is at work, too, in ALL things for good!

Happy Ascension Day!