This is an absolute, unequivocal truth. However He did not, I repeat not, levitate upward, head first, garments flapping in the wind, into the stratosphere. To believe this is an abomination. God is no fool. Beware lest we make Him out to be so.
One dictionary definition of ascend, besides the literal ones, is "to go toward the source". Heaven is the spiritual realm - the realm of God, the source of all things. Heaven is not 'up there', up in the stratosphere. It is a condition, not a physical place. To believe otherwise is a travesty - a ludicrous incongruity.
The 'Easter Story' is but one of many found throughout the Bible. It is there to test the level of our spirituality, not our gullibility. Where do you stand? Are you ready for promotion?