Ascension Day

Did anyone notice?  Does anyone care?  Is it just business as usual?

Well, I care and I’m gonna shout it out to all the world that last Thursday, May 25th, In the Year of our Lord, 2017+.

That it was observed and celebrated this glorious day in history, in the year 33 A.D., 1,984 years ago, that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ rose up to heaven from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, while His apostles looked on.

There appeared two men in shinning white apparel, Moses and Elijah, the same two who appeared with Jesus at the Transfiguration, and asked these men of Galilee why they  kept looking up?  They said that this same Jesus you see going up to Heaven will one day come back in the same manner as you now see!

He, Jesus of Nazareth, went to Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.

What a glorious day of remembrance of what our Lord did!  And what He did for us! He is our glory.

He set the pattern of our resurrection-translation when, one day soon, we shall meet Him in the air above the clouds, and follow Him to Heaven.  A “bluezillion” of the saints of the Church Age-the Age of Grace we now live in following Jesus up to Heaven.

We shall be like Him and we shall see Him face to face.

We shall be with the saints of history; we shall see the angels and the Father, the Almighty God in Heaven.

We shall behold the wonders of Heaven so awesome and yet beyond human imagination!

We shall see the great mysteries of  God unfold.

We shall all be in Heaven in our new, glorified, immortal bodies.

Jesus promised He would come back for us in John 14:1-6, and He will, one day, perhaps soon.

And so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Therefore, comfort one another with these words.

So, why would you not delight in this most glorious day that shall one day come to fruition?  Why wouldn’t you want to share this good news with others?  Why?

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

 

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