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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Flowering dogwoods are blooming in our neighborhood including this pink one.
"A Glorious Day"
Message summary: Ascension Day is one of the great days of the early church. Today let's be reminded and rejoice at what happened on that glorious day.
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Today is Ascension Day; the great event that took place 40 days after Christ's
resurrection when He left earth and ascended back into heaven! Today the Amish and Mennonite
communities in our area close their schools and businesses, have services in the
morning, and then make an afternoon of games and visitation. We think that's a great custom.
In fact since our chaplain work will take us through a part of
Lancaster County with lots of Amish and Mennonites we will see a lot of
horse and buggie traffic in the morning and the large gatherings in the
afternoon. If the weather is nice we will most certainly see volleyball games!
In most of Christendom this day doesn't have nearly the emphasis as other notable events in our Lord's earthly life such as His birth (Christmas), death (Good Friday), and resurrection (Easter). But this day is one of the great days of the early church.
Ascension Day is one of the holy days of the early church. Let's be reminded and rejoice at what happened that glorious day.
Be encouraged today,
Daily prayer: Jesus, Your physical life on earth is so important for all to see and comprehend God in the flesh. We have a picture of the Father through the life of the Son. You also came to bring salvation to Your creation, willingly leaving the splendor of Your home in heaven to change the course of history and to redeem the fallen sinful race. Your ascension into heaven serves as a reminder that You completed Your mission on earth and are now at the right hand of the Father ever interceding for us, Your children. One day we will see You come in the same way You left, but on that day You will take us with You to spend eternity in the home that You have prepared for us to take up eternal residency. Help us to be faithful and eager for the blessed hope of Your second coming. In Your name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Today's Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources
"Glorious Day" Video Casting Crowns
This song has a verse that states,
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again
"The Ascension" Video Phil Wickham
* "Grandpa" Video The Judds
Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good ol' days.
Sometimes it feels like this world's gone crazy.
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday,
Where the line between right and wrong
Didn't seem so hazy.
"What A Savior" Video Laura Story
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