May 19, 2011

Ascension Day Reflection

Ascension, by Salvador Dali


Lost to sight in the clouds!
Taking off,
jet propelled like a human rocket
to return to –
where?

Is this how it was,
the Ascension?

Caught up into all the glory of God
and so here –
and everywhere,
no longer imprisoned by physical limitations:
unseen
but not
unexperienced.

One with the Father,
Jesus takes
into the Godhead
all that it means
to be human.

And so I know,
that I am known,
by the Almighty;
known,
and
understood.

— Edmund Banyard, in his anthology, Turn But a Stone

Posted on Starters for Sunday, on the Church of Scotland website. Check out their site for many more good Ascension Day worship resources.

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