Change Your View - Look Up!
Some time ago, when our children were younger and still at home, Shirley and I decided to have our entire family “take a break” from TV. Shirley put a note on front of the television that read, “The view gets better when you look up.” One day a pre-teen nephew was visiting and read the sign that could not be missed and looked up with a curious and puzzled expression, seeing nothing but a ceiling. It was humorous, yet a great teaching moment.
As Christians, we are encouraged, admonished and warned by God to “Set your mind (affection) on things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:2-3)
Paul also speaks of the miraculous change in his life and how he viewed life after his conversion. He said, “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ”. (Philippians 3:8)
How about you? Are you willing and desirous to look up to Jesus and enjoy the view He has for you?