It is through the ascension that a bridge is formed between God and man; the vertical beam of the cross . The bridge is not between this life and the next ; but between creator and creation . Resurrection and ascension place a link between God and Man in everlasting life . If resurrection is the glory of Gods presence on earth , ascension points man back to God , back to the throne of God , back to God as ruler of the kingdom . Jesus rises on a cloud towards heaven, drawing our eyes upwards as a prayer .Yet this only occurs after the redemption of the resurrection .The ascension is the culmination of Christ’s incarnation . Salvation that began at the annunciation ,completes its cycle at the ascension. The incarnate God that came down to man ,for our salvation, returns to his rightful place at the right hand of the father. . ..