"Now as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried up to Heaven"
Luke 24 : 50
Ascension of the Lord – Week 7 of Easter
All created things bear the marks of the footprints of God. All proclaim that we are on holy ground. The beauty of the world around us announces God””s presence among us. We see Him in the fresh green foliage and the bluebells that carpet the woods just now. The delicate green of the beech leaves and purple and white of lilac and hawthorn are reminders of the beauty of God.
From the bridge, I see the Liffey as it slowly meanders through the plains of Kildare on its way back to the sea. “Into the sea all the rivers go And yet the sea is never filled And still to their goal the rivers go” Ecc. 1 : 7
As the waters come from the ocean and return again to its bosom, so do we creatures of the earth return to the God who made us. To-day””””s feast reminds us that Heaven is our goal. With the Apostles, we lift our eyes to the skies remembering St. Paul””s words :- “Eye has not seen nor ear heard the wonderful things God has prepared for those who love Him” 2 Cor. : 5
Prayer : Heavenly Father, you sent us Jesus as the new Moses to lead us into the promised land. At the moment of my death may He come again to take me with Him into my eternal home. This I ask through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.