Good Morning June 16

Little kids love to play in boxes. Put a cardboard box on the floor and watch a child climb in. Adults like shelters, too. We build gazebos, and screened porches. We set up canopy tents in the yard. There is something secure about being under a shelter. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians. “Set your minds on the things above, not on earthly things. For you have died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (3:2-3) The word “hidden” means to cover or to shelter. Is that desire we have for a physical shelter pointing us, in a small way, to the ultimate shelter we have in Jesus Christ? Paul points us in the right direction. “Set your minds on the things above.” God is our true source of wisdom. His Holy Word is our guide in all matters of faith and life. Further, he says “you have died” pointing to our baptism, that our old nature has died with Christ, and we have been raised to a new life in Him. What better shelter could we have? Far better than a cardboard box. Far more secure than anything this world has to offer.

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