Perhaps we should now change our post Easter greeting to;
Allelluia, Christ has Reisen
He is risen indeed - and now has continued to rise! Alleluia!
We’ll be thinking a bit more about the importance of Jesus’ ascension to heaven when we meet on Sunday for our all age service. Don’t forget it’s also the Sunday where we bring food to share together. Do consider joining us if you can.
In the meantime to close, can I share with you an ascension sonnet, which I’d like to encourage us to spend a bit of time with as we reflect on all that the ascension can mean to us.
We saw his light break through the cloud of glory
Whilst we were rooted still in time and place
As earth became a part of Heaven’s story
And heaven opened to his human face.
We saw him go and yet we were not parted
He took us with him to the heart of things
The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted
Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings,
Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness,
Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight,
Whilst we our selves become his clouds of witness
And sing the waning darkness into light,
His light in us, and ours in him concealed,
Which all creation waits to see revealed .