Movin’ on up!

Happy Ascension Day, Theophilus (Lovers of God),

Here we are forty days after Easter on what is called Holy Thursday. Jesus has completed his time of earthly presence, making room for the Holy Spirit, and takes his seat at the right hand of God. The disciples are blessed by Jesus and receive another commission to continue the work once they “have been clothed with the power from on high” – the Holy Spirit.

Theologian Karl Barth tells us that the Ascension is God’s “yes” moment. God is saying “yes” to God’s people after being amongst them. Think about it, Jesus, Emmanuel – God is with Us. Returning to God represents the reconciliation between God and God’s people.

As modern disciples, we are called to say “yes'” to God by following the teachings of Jesus and being instruments in the ascension of love. Being God’s “yes” to all creation.

I look forward to seeing you at 10 am on Sunday, be it at 1130 Balclutha, Zoom or Livestream. Share the love with a friend.

Rev. Michael Cronin

P.S. In honor of Mother’s Day, bring a photo or memento of a mother figure important to you for the altar.

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