Wednesday, July 31, 2019
“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.” [Colossians 3:2]
“So, if you are serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it,” writes Eugene Peterson. Yet, what does this practically mean for us day in and day out? Peterson gives us some advice saying, “Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert… see things from Christ’s perspective.” Being serious about living this new resurrection life means our perspective will change. It is not our eyes, but Christ’s eyes that are to inform what we see. My years of ministry with those without homes was the crucible where I learned this lesson most fully. What’s amazing is seeing with Christ’s eyes, helps others see the Christ in themselves. Renewed dignity and worth are birthed when the divine within us is claimed. As you walk through your days, how do you see the divine image in others? Has Christ changed your perspective?
Image of the invisible God, the first born of all of creation, help me to see with your eyes. Help me to see your divine image in those I encounter as I walk through my daily life. May your new perspective within me bear your hope into this world. Amen.