Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ascension Day

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20

Ascension Day

All that I can see
is where you have been
mortals like us need direction
and we are looking up.

The road ahead is ours
and you will be with us
we will have your love
and the memory of your touch.

Disappearing into the clouds
we weep for our loss
our time over all too soon
the changes are hard to swallow.

The final vision for us
your face alight with joy
the dusty soles of your feet
reminders of the roads together,

We crumble in our loss
feeling abandoned, alone
we were not ready to go on our own
and wanting one more day.

I am with you always you said
as you lifted to the sky
but we are grasping again
for human arms to hold us.

I am with you always
and so we grow in that truth
standing upright with our tears
we will walk forward holding hands.


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