Dear Holy, Risen, Savior, GOD,
As I look forward to celebrating your ascension into heaven, I can’t help but imagine what it will be like when you return. You’ve promised in your Holy Word that you will return to us in the same way. It had to be so exciting to see your restored body, surrounded by glorious light and angels singing your praises – better than anything man could produce with their limited abilities.
I thank you, Jesus for paying the essential price to deliver all people from the chains of sin. You took it all away when you lived life as our brother – experienced every human emotion and physical problem – suffered and were humiliated, scorned and mocked by a jeering crowd – withstood the scourge and cross – died in our place – were risen from death and returned to your heavenly home in glory.
I don’t deserve this. Still you loved me so much, along with every other human being, that you wanted me with you in paradise. Because of that love, I will praise you and your holy name. Help me to focus my last days on heaven and the welcome that awaits me there. Amen!