Thursday, 13 May 2010
Remember the days when Ascension Day was still a public holiday? Ah, those were the days...
...well, now that the Government doesn't give us an incentive to celebrate Ascension Day, it is interesting to see how Christians respond to the day. A lot of churches notice that their attendance is not what it used to be and a number of newer Christians aren't even aware of the importance of Acts 1:1-11.
"The ascension of Elijah may be compared to the flight of a bird, which none can follow; the ascension of Christ is, as it were, a bridge between earth and heaven, laid down for all who are drawn to Him by His earthly existence." - Michael Baumgarten
What does Ascension Day mean for you?
Summing up what it means for me, I would say:
"No Ascension, No Pentecost!"
"No Pentecost, No early church!"
"No early church, No spreading of the Gospel!"
"No witnessing, No chance of me hearing about Jesus!"
Maybe this is too simple, but it works for me.
Living in Grace