Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ascension

Thoughts for a Sunday Morning



Jesus of Nazareth returned bodily to Heaven last Thursday, 40 days after his resurrection. Today is "Ascension Sunday" when many of his followers remember that fact.


I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the all-glorious Father, may confer on you the spiritual gifts of wisdom and vision, with the knowledge of him that they bring. I pray that your inward eyes may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope to which he calls you, how rich and glorious is the share he offers you among his people in their inheritance, and how vast are the resources of his power open to us who have faith.
His mighty strength was seen at work when he raised Christ from the dead, and enthroned him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all government and authority, all power and dominion, and any title of sovereignty that commands allegiance, not only in this age but also in the age to come. He put all things in subjection beneath his feet, and gave him as head over all things to the church which is his body, the fullness of him who is filling the universe in all its parts.


Letter to the Ephesians chapter 1 verses 17 - 23, Revised English Bible
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