Today is Ascension Day. It is the 40th day after Easter and is an important religious holiday especially celebrated by the Amish and Mennonites in our area.
After I saw everyone off to work, I sat on my back porch and read a devotional and my Bible.
We have a honeysuckle vine growing over the fence near my back porch and the morning air was filled with it's scent.
I opened my Amplified Bible and read Isaiah 60:1
"Arise [ from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life! ] Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has, risen upon you!"