1. The Ascent

From the recording The Ascent

The uptempo, bright melody of this song is reminiscent of Jesus ascending into the heavens. I can imagine that there was such excitement during the 40 days after His resurrection. And yet at this moment, as He is rising into the sky, His Apostles must have felt a sense of loss; however, I see His ascent as never ending. Thus, the songs never really ends; it only fades from sound as Jesus faded from sight. Jesus is as present in our lives now as He was during the time of the Apostles. At times He can seem distant, yet He is intertwined in and through us.
One day we, too, will be caught up in that ascent to Heaven. Let the celebration never end!