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Devotional – On Things Above

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 2:2-4)

It wasn’t until 1969 that human beings had ever seen a picture of the earth from space. Once our astronauts captured the image, and we saw the sparkling jewel we call home against the blackness of night, the wars, problems, and struggles on earth were able to be reframed from a heavenly perspective.

Sometimes we can have our eyes so fixed on the personal problems and challenges in our day-to-day existence that we begin to get discouraged and lose hope. But Jesus tells us not to let our hearts be troubled by the cares of this life. Because he has reconciled all things to the Father in his body, we can “set our minds on things above,” and get a true picture of our lives and situations from a heavenly vantage point.

Father, open the eyes of our hearts to see our circumstances through the redemptive love of Jesus. May we embrace the beauty you have bestowed on us, and may we share the heavenly point of view with others.

Jeff Broadnax


By Jeff Broadnax – Columbus, Ohio

3 thoughts on “Devotional – On Things Above”

  1. Thanks Jeff for the reminder to see this world from above, to set our minds on Jesus Christ whom God has sent from above and wills we focus on Him, and trust in Him for every need now. This trust, this faith unites us to see things differently than without Him. Together with Him, who is our life, we already have the victory over what we see from below.

  2. May we truly live our lives through the blessings of Jesus! Thank for this perspective brother!
    ~ Carrie and Greg

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