:: Friday, May 30, 2003 ::
Happy Ascension Day!!!
(Yeah, I know I'm a few minutes late and this'll post like it's Friday.)
Let's not forget the ascension! It's more than just a convenient way to get Jesus from Earth to Heaven.
In the ascension Jesus entered into glory, completing the work of redemption. "In his death he destroyed death, rising he made all creation new," ascending, he brought to fulfilment God's intentions for humanity. Human flesh is in the full presence of God, and it is not destroyed. This is the witness to the ultimate glorification of all who believe, that we, too will be glorified and reign with him. There, he continues the work of re-creating all creation, to be put in place at the end of time. He will come again, in that glory, to set all things right. This is the promise we have. This is good news.
Christ is ascended! Let all creation sing! Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed!
:: Matt 5/30/2003 01:03:00 AM :: permalink ::