Think about the things that are above, not the things that belong on earth.
It’s not always easy to set and keep our minds on that which we cannot see, yet which we know is real and true.
A great illustration I heard last week was to picture holding a large diamond in your hands. That jewel represents your life and things happening here day to day. It is precious, shiny, calls for our attention, has rough edges…
But what we don’t always realize is that we are able to look through that diamond and see the palms underneath, holding it. When we’re quiet, calm, and slowed, we’re able to take the time to focus, and see through our life to the One behind it all, realizing those palms belong to Jesus. This is how we can see the eternal while looking at (through) the temporal.
We realize that all of life is see-through. No matter the experience, we are able to look through it to Christ, loving us, holding us, in ultimate control, working for our good, for what is best for us even if we don’t understand it when we only stare at that diamond.
It also reminds me of those 3D pictures that got popular twenty-some years ago. A normal, lazy glance at them revealed only a nonsensical mess of what looked kind of like television noise with lots of colors.
But if you could train your eyes by trying to look straight through the picture, as if focusing on what lies behind it, something awesome would happen. A three dimensional picture would “pop out!” I’ll never forget the first time I was able to see one, and couldn’t help to just yell out, “Oh! Whoa! Look at that! So cool!!”
Set your mind on that which transcends the things here on earth, for your real life is hidden with Christ in God in that heavenly realm, which we can see….
if we’re looking.