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Tuesday, June 27th, 2023




How do we make sense of life, today and everyday? The Bible urges us to see our lives eternally, not just in the here and now. This is the mindset of a Christian, because in Christ we have assurance that this life is not all there is and thus, we live this life in, through, and with Christ. But while that future day of resurrection with Christ is the hope we cling to, what can it do for us today? See what Paul wrote in Colossians. He says, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” When this present reality, that in coming to faith we have died to ourselves and have been raised in Spirit with Christ, takes hold in our lives, life makes sense. The hope of Christianity is not just a future hope but an ever-present mindset and lens to view your life, and the people of this world. We make disciples now because eternity is everything. We overcome the challenges of life now because Christ has overcome them before us. We live like citizens of heaven now because that is who we are in Christ already. We see the downturns in life not as life sentences but as opportunities to be shaped in Christ’s way and glorify Christ in how we respond. Today, realize that whatever you are going through, it is not everything, but you already have everything you need for it.


“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” - Colossians 3:1-4

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