Tuesday, September 24, 2019

1 Kings 15:33-16:34; Jeremiah 27:1-28:17; Colossians 4:2-18

Seek those things which are above. Colossians 3:1, NKJV

Stop for a moment and picture a seed—perhaps a deeply wrinkled
peach seed or a bristly mango seed or a tasty pumpkin seed.
From examining the seed, could you ever guess or imagine what
the fruit would look like? That hard, uneven peach seed bears no
resemblance to the soft, fuzzy, blushing peach it will become; the
mango seed, although large, will develop into a huge tree; and the
green pumpkin seed will turn into a cheerful orange globe. We too,
looking at our present bodies, cannot guess or imagine the glories
of the resurrection life ahead for us when we are transformed into
His likeness. Today, let us lift our eyes from the things around us
and cultivate a longing for the eternal, for Home. —M. MacMullen

In hope we lift our wishful, longing eyes,
Waiting to see the Morning Star arise. —E. J. Hopkins