Sunday Reflections- Ascensiontide

         A beautiful sunny morning, started early with a wake up call from Cousin Ron. I was glad to be up and out so that there was plenty of time to feed and visit with my friend’s cats and to walk Wil.
        It was definitely a bicycling day so I was soon off to church under my own steam. SO much nicer than taking the bus, and way faster than walking.
        We was a smaller than usual group this morning since a number of families are away for the long weekend but George and I watched this Ascension video had a good discussion and then I taught him this paper trick, which was just the thing to interest a 5-year-old boy! After a quick lunch at church I hopped back on my bike and peddled home.
        I was anxious to get back in good time since this afternoon it was my intention to make a real start on changing the decorations, plus, since it was so warm and sunny I also wanted to spend a little time in the garden. After the second Wil walk and cat visit the work of the decorations started in earnest until I finally realised it was past dinnertime, oops!  Such a busy day, sometimes I wonder if it is okay with God when busyness takes over on the “day of rest” He appointed. However I choose to console myself with the thought that if the day is truly given over to Him then even the mundane tasks I undertake can be an offering, and be pleasing in His sight. I hope so!
     The Ascension certainly leaves us with a lot of questions and there is sort of a sense of being in limbo until Pentecost but this year I’m trying to experience this “between time” as a season of hope and expectation, sort of a “mini-Advent” since the coming of the Holy Spirit, just like the coming of the baby Jesus, is like adding another facet to the image of God and I enjoy thinking about that.

  So here I am, ready to dive into the week, but with the joy of a “holiday” tomorrow. Waiting and watching, for the next “coming”…..

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