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. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Our reading this morning reminds us that we have been raised with Christ. In other words the
resurrection of Jesus has a direct impact on the mindset of anyone who claims to be a follower of Jesus. We are people of the coming Kingdom that has just arrived. It is the Holy Spirit at work in our lives bringing about the transformation.
The Spirit begins to help us act out a selfless lifestyle. He changes our hearts to think in a new way, by putting others first. He calls us into a lifestyle that looks beyond the material value of things, helping us to value that which is eternal.
Writing to the Corinthians in chapter 13, Paul speaks of the eternal currency of love. Faith and hope are in themselves part of the eternal attributes of the Christian’s witness, but it is love that is listed as the greatest. As we continue to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus this eastertide, take a moment to be thankful that you have awakened to a new day. Now go and live it in the power of the resurrection.
Thank you Lord for a new day
For the gift of sleep
For the wakening moments - the silence - the ‘coming to’
When once again
We hear the sound of
Cars whizzing by
The hustle and bustle of people
Coming and going
Thank you for the resurrection of life
Into a new day
The opportunity to live once more.
Open our minds today
To do your will
To be content wherever we find ourselves
Whether reading the paper
Caring for a loved one
Or driving home after a nightshift
Thank you for Tuesdays
Bacon sizzling in the pan
The sound of the radio in the background
The promise of Spring and new beginnings
The feeling that all will be well
Because Tuesday can be another day of resurrection power