March 16, 2019

Philippians 3:20-4:1    “But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” vs. 20

When Paul wrote to the Philippians he could scarcely contain his excitement as he talked about their future in Christ. He knew there was more to come and that we are moving toward transformation beyond our imagination. It’s not that he believed that life on this earth is just a training camp to prepare us for heaven … and that death would be our chance to jump to the major leagues. No, he knew that we’re already in the game … we’re already players on the highest level and this life is to be enjoyed to the fullest, not in gratifying our senses, but in embracing the goodness of creation. As we move through life with all its joys and sorrows we are being transformed and in the fullness of time we will be glorified in Christ. It’s that vision that can keep us sane in the midst of the current madness that seems to have gripped our world. Many are saying that humanity is on the road to destruction, that already decisions have been made that will be the end of our species. But followers of Jesus know that suffering and crucifixion are only a part of the journey. Resurrection awaits and it’s the best part of the story. In the meantime our only job is to see the Christ in others and let the Light of Christ shine in ourselves!

Thought for the Day: How visible is the Christ in me?