By your Holy Word, Lord, I have the assurance that one day I will either hear the trumpet call and see you coming with the saints in glory or I will be among the saints who come with you. However it occurs, I am blessed by the joy of your salvation forever. You are worthy of praise in song from the congregation before the throne. You are worthy of our shouting your praise from the rooftops to the nations. Be glorified in your name above all names and by your authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it and he cried, ‘My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!’ And he saw him no more.” (2 Kings 2: 11-12a ESV)