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Ascension Day

ascension-dayToday Christians all over the world will be recalling and honouring the ascension of Jesus Christ. Many Christian believers will be asking themselves, how this could happen. It baffles and confuses our rational minds.

The answer is simple yet mysterious. God the Father used his mighty power, a power we can neither measure nor understand. It is all glory – the glory of God the Father and, alongside him ruling in his glory, Jesus the Son.

“For God has revealed his grace for the salvation of all mankind.” Titus 2:11

Maybe it is better to ask, What the meaning (the significance) of this happening is.

The ascention points us to the final glorification of Christ – a place above all creatures, and one in which he places his enemies under his footstool.

Our world is obsessed with evil, as it was in Paul’s day.
Concentrate today on Christ in his glory. The glory God gave him.
See it beyond the sordidness and cruelty of this world.

‘And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,’ Eph 1:19-20