Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them (left them, withdrew from them) and was carried up into heaven.Luke 24: 51
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up (lifted up), and a cloud received Him out of their sight.Acts 1:9
The Gospel of Luke ends on Easter afternoon with what is known as the Ascension. But in the Book of Acts (written by the same person who wrote Luke) the Ascension takes place 40 days after Easter. What’s going on here? Was the author confused? Is this pure metaphysics or is something else happening? As we come to the end of an Eastertide season like no other in living memory, the ascension stories offer particularly poignant lessons for reimagining a “new normal.” Each of us has an important role to play in bringing the “new normal” into being, so please join us Sunday as we glean from eternal Wisdom the powerful guidance of the Ascension stories.
I so look forward to spending time with you Sunday. This week please consider letting us see your beautiful face during our worship service by turning your video camera on (see above)!
I can’t wait to see you! Love, Linda