Even though we live in this world, our life comes from God.
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“Keep your mind on things above, not on worldly things. You have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you, too, will appear with him in glory.”
Colossians 3:2-4 God’s Word to the Nations
When you and I think of mammals we probably think of furry things that live on terra firma not those that dive to unspeakable depths in the ocean, yet that is the world of whales.
They share with us the need to breathe air, but they differ from us in their need for water. It is in the ocean that they give birth to their young, guard against predators and find food. Yet without air they could not live.
Likewise, Christians live in two worlds.
Here on terra firma we give birth to our young, protect our property and raise food that sustains our lives. But we stop living without the breath of heaven.
Our hope is not set on worldly things, though this is where we hang our hats for now. Paul reminds us that we have died to these worldly things through Christ. The real breath of life is that which we cannot see, hidden with Christ in God.
I pray that today you breathe deeply of your true life.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner