Prayer: Heavenly Father, keep our eyes looking up to you and your glory. Amen
Reading: Colossians 3: 1-11 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Looking down while driving has become a concern and danger as cell phones distract drivers from keeping their eyes on the road. It’s best to keep all gadgets out of eyesight and even out of reach when behind the wheel. That’s safer for everyone.
Looking up, however, is my problem as the sky and clouds are my distraction. Just recently I saw the most glorious rainbow and then sunset while driving down Route 15 in Pennsylvania. Keeping my eyes on the road, I had to pull off at an exit to take photos.
Verse 2 of Colossians 3 tells us to set our minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. When I do find myself staring up above, I remember we are also to be looking up to where Christ is seated with God and how we will be revealed with him in glory. --Ruth Gates
Anyone is welcome to contribute! If you'd like to write for us, please e-mail email@example.com
Get our daily devotions delivered to your e-mail box each day by signing up below: