For Ascension Day

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For Ascension Day

Salvador Dali, 1948

It is the day the Church celebrates Christ’s ascension to sit by his Father’s side. The mental image we have is that Christ simply “floated” into heaven. Once when preaching to group of very young children on this day several years ago, a minister asked the children what they thought the disciples saw when he ascended.

One little boy answered innocently, “I see the bottom of Jesus’ feet!”  Apparently, Salvador Dali felt the same way!

Composers Matthew Bridges and Godfrey Thring Write Crown Him with Many Crowns (from “Share Faith”)

In the 1800s there was great tension between the Catholic and Anglican churches (see: History of Hymns). Crown Him with Many Crowns is a wonderful example of how God takes the troubles of man and turns them around for good (Romans 8:28).

The song was originally penned in 1851 by Matthew Bridges (1800-1894), who once wrote a…

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May 14, 2015 · 17:10

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