Today is the day we remember Jesus ascending to His Father in heaven.  Thus we call it “Ascension Thursday”.   What exactly does this mean for those of us in recovery?

For one thing, we can easily reflect that we too have “ascended” to a new life from what we experienced when we were drinking ourselves silly.  It is good for us today to review a bit about where we came from and where we are now.

Luke tells us in his account from the “Acts of the Apostles” “….But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  (Acts 1:1-11) This was the instruction of Jesus to those gathered with him just before He ascended to His Father.

Do we rely on the power of the Holy Spirit promised us and given to us from The Lord?  If we really believe then we will call on this power today to lighten our spirit, bringing us new joy.