The main verse that just caused me to almost stand up and cheer was chapter 3, verse 2. Here it is again: “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Remember, yesterday I spent the entire day writing and producing an episode of the Lifespring! podcast dealing with the SCOTUS decision on homosexual marriage, and then talking about it briefly to you on this podcast. And then when we look at all the other turmoil in the world, with Isis, crazed gunmen killing people in church, the recent riots, etc., it’s tempting to really get bogged down in the cares of the world.
And then we come to this beautiful verse that reminds us that we are really just visitors on the earth. This is not our home. God is in control. He is our hope. He is our strength. He is our provider. He is our all in all. He is the great I AM. Why should we focus on the things of the earth when this place will soon pass away? Even if the earth lasts ten million more years (which I doubt), that is nothing in light of eternity. Whatever the current “crisis” may be, it will pass in an instant, only to be replaced by the next crisis. And the next. And the next.
Keep your eyes up, my friend. God is still God, and He does not change. One day soon, we will be in His presence, and as the old hymn says, “…the things of Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace”. Hallelujah!