Is the Christmas rush getting to you? Are you drowning in “Find the gift and wrap it!” “Get those cards out!” etc. etc.? Do you find that you are almost forgetting Christ in all the hurry? Today’s devotional should help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Colossians 3:1-5 (ESV)
1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
“The only possible deliverance from the tyrannous pressure of the trifles amidst which we live is in having the thoughts familiarized with Christ in heaven, which will dwarf all that is on earth, and in having the affections fixed on Him, which will emancipate them from the pains and sorrows that ever wait upon love of the mutable and finite creatures.” [Alexander Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture I, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.) p. 321]