Colossians 3:1-4 "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."
Reflection. "Set your hearts on things above." "Set your minds on things above." It is easy to find our focus always kept on things below. The news media has a lot to answer for. Of course, we do have to be aware of the here and now, but Paul is clear that our 'real' life and focus should be heavenly. Paul reminds us that Christ is in heaven at the right hand side of God the Father and that our lives are 'hidden with Christ in God. When the world feels very insecure and unstable, it is always good to be aware that we are eternally and secure with Jesus. The Holy Spirit witnesses to our hearts that we are in Christ.
Prayer. Lord Jesus, help us to know and feel your presence keeping us safe. Amen