Therefore, because you were raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Dear Lord Jesus,
As we walk this earth, it is easy to focus on what we realize through our senses. But as believers, we also have another focal point, and that is knowing you through faith. When we hear your word, you increase our knowledge of you, and we look to you for all our needs. Through faith created in our baptisms, we also died with you, so we are confident that we are also raised with you in your resurrection. This is why we focus on you, not on the things of the earth. Lord, through your word, we rest securely in you so that, as Paul stated to the church at Colossi, we have the assurance of our hope that is in heaven with you. Amen.
Pastor Roger Emmons
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1