Looking out over the crowd was always a special moment for me as a small child. This happened when my very tall father would put me up on his shoulders. I was RAISED UP far above the crowd to see things that others could not.
Coaches experience the process of being RAISED UP. While they may receive accolades from the fans for their team's fine performance, they can also find themselves on the shoulders of team members being carried about the arena. These moments are both rare and remembered as the winning coach rides on the shoulders of the ones who made the achievement possible.
Having recently celebrated the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, it is fitting that we focus on our personal process of being RAISED UP. The Apostle Paul addresses this subject with these words…
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, 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. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3 NIV
We are RAISED UP with Christ to experience new life in Him – to see things that are far above this earth, to understand life from a greater perspective and to enjoy the view from the shoulders of our Creator.
“It is a wonderful privilege to live here in the light of there.” Joe Stowell
PRAYER: Thank you, Lord, for raising your Son from the dead so I can have life eternal with you. Thank you for raising me up to view life beyond this earthly existence. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
BE RAISED UP… LIVE LIFE HERE IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY!
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