O God, in the incarnation of your only Son you stretch out your arm;
in his resurrection you lifted him up;
in his ascension the creation is restored:
Lead us who have heard by faith to go on in hope, toward that day when all you restore is glorified;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Joshua Bode is the pastor of the Woodstock Reformed Church in Woodstock, New York.