Seek Things Above
April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
We just celebrated Easter Sunday. So what now? Colossians 3:1-2 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.” These verses give us the reason why celebrating Easter in the first place. It is not just a celebration of something amazing that happened a long time ago. We celebrate Easter, because we are confident that the story includes us. We are participating in Christ’s death and resurrection: we “have been raised with Christ” (3:1). Whatever else Christian faith is, it is the proclamation that what God has done in Christ, God has done in us. Therefore, Easter has everything to do with how we ought to live our lives. An earthly way of living is simply not adequate anymore if you have been raised with Christ. Now the focus of our whole beings shift to what is above, that is, the things of God. Setting our hearts and minds on the things above literally means to seek the things of God. How are you and I going to do that post our Easter celebrations? A good starting point is to take the Bible in the one hand and the newspaper in the other hand while prayerfully seeking out other people to be in conversation with them on what God is up to in our town (based on putting in discussion God’s Word and what is going on in the world).