A PROPER FOCUS ON CHRIST
Colossians 3:1-4 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. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
As I am writing this article, it is the day after the famous cathedral of Notre Dame in France caught fire and burned. Much of the famous structure was destroyed, including the famous spire that was a landmark in Paris since the 1100’s, rising 256 feet into the air. As I watched it fall, it reminded me of the words of the hymn writer, Nikolai F. Grundtvig (1783-1872):
Built on the Rock the Church shall stand
Even when steeples are falling.
Crumbled have spires in every land,
Bells are still chiming and calling.
Calling the young and old to rest,
But above all, the souls distressed;
Longing for rest everlasting.
(Christian Worship 529:1)