Ascension Sunday declares that we are a good news people in a bad news world. The bad news is everywhere. The good news is that Jesus did not vanish, but return. The text I'm preaching is Ephesians 1:15-23 which is Paul's prayer for a church under pressure. What hit me about this picture is the inadvertent nimbus that frames the whole scene. As I head off for a time away, I'm looking for the nimbus!