An Ascension Meditation

Steve Skiver   -  


Forty days after Easter is Ascension day: that will be Thursday. St Luke records this in his Gospel and in the first chapter of Acts. I have made several allusions to different Bible passages about people looking. Look and see if you remember the references. I have intentionally omitted Matthew 24:23. Believe me, I have a reason!


He has ascended!







I look inward Wrong direction

We stand, look to the sky

Wrong direction

I see only the cloud


I look this way and that

Wrong direction

Saw no one

Hid in the sand


Sages look to a star

A king demands to look also

Wrong direction

There will be return


I did not look for you

Hungry, thirsty, sick, a stranger

You are there

But I am always looking in the Wrong direction


I have heard the Words

Soon you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power

and coming on the clouds of heaven.

The two in white clothes say the same


Here I walk in faith

At home I will look and see

As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,

and that at the end of time he will stand over the dust.

Then, even after my skin has been destroyed,

nevertheless, in my own flesh I will see God.

I myself will see him.

My own eyes will see him, and not as a stranger.








And He will come again!

Trust the Promises,


Steve Skiver