Our Lord Jesus Christ ascends into heaven.  He returns to His rightful place at the right hand of the Father. Praise God!  Nothing in this world - not even death itself - could take His throne away.  St. Paul wrote to the Philippians: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.”

But His Ascension was not an escape from this world.  He is preparing a place for His faithful ones.  He promises to return again.  His Ascension foreshadows our resurrection.  Praise God!  We look forward to that day.

And in the meantime, you are not alone.  He is present with you in the Holy Word and the Holy Sacraments – Baptism, Absolution, Eucharist.  Nothing in this world – no struggle, no illness, no threat, not even death – can nullify His promise.  It is certain.  So immerse yourself in the Means of Grace – Word and Sacrament – so you can be strengthened in faith and endure to the end.  Praise God!

Holy, Holy, Holy.” What greater adoration can we give to the most Blessed Holy Trinity? God
is so distinctly different from humanity that, were it not for His gracious revelation, we would
have no understanding of Him. God reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And yet
even that is far beyond our ability to comprehend. So we simply and fully offer our praise. Join
us in singing:

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!