He descended into hell

He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God …

Thence shall he come
to judge the quick and the dead,
he who sitteth at the right
hand of God who sees the sparrow
in flight and will not let
a feather fall from sight without
remembering its creation,
shaft and vane, the downy barbs,
whose hand is swift to bless
and slow to anger;

thence shall he come
who said, let the children
come to me, sitting at the right hand
that lifted Ephraim to the bosom,
carried him cheek to cheek;
thence shall he come to judge
the dead and the quick,
the right hand of God raised …

The Apostles Creed, Matthew 10:29, Hosea 11:3-4.
Featured image: Last Judgement, Pieter Pourbus, 1551 (detail), public domain dedication by Vassil via wikimedia commons

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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