Today is Ascension Day, a day which commemorates Jesus’ ascension in Heaven after a period of time following His resurrection.
The record of Jesus’ ascension can be found in Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:1-11.
To mark this Ascension Day we would like to share the following poem with you:
A Sonnet for Ascension Day
by Malcolm Guite
We saw his light break through the cloud of glory
Whilst we were rooted still in time and place
As earth became a part of Heaven’s story
And heaven opened to his human face.
We saw him go and yet we were not parted
He took us with him to the heart of things
The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted
Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings,
Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness,
Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight,
Whilst we our selves become his clouds of witness
And sing the waning darkness into light,
His light in us, and ours in him concealed,
Which all creation waits to see revealed.