Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Morning Devotions


Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1-11
Since . . . you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above . . . . Colossians 3:1

In quantum physics, the term entanglement describes the way subatomic particles with a common past may interact with one another regardless of how far apart they are.

According to the website Whatis.com, “Quantum entanglement allows qubits that are separated by incredible distances to interact with each other immediately, in a communication that is not limited to the speed of light. Entanglement is a real phenomenon (Einstein called it ‘spooky action at a distance’) which has been demonstrated through experimentation. The mechanism behind it cannot, as yet, be fully explained by any theory.”

All that is very complicated. But Paul sees Christians entangled in Christ. When Christ was raised, we were raised with him. When he died, we died. Our identity is entangled in his.

Paul says our life is now hidden with Christ in God. There’s a Greek myth about a deer that hunters and wolves could not kill because the life of the deer was hidden in the belly of a fish that swam the oceans of the world. To kill the deer would require catching the fish. Our life is hidden with Christ in God.

Finally, “when Christ, who is [our] life, appears, then [we] also will appear with him in glory.”

It’s a most blessed entanglement.

Lord Jesus, because you claim us as your very own, we would set our affections on the things that please you. Renew us in your image as our Creator and Savior, we pray. Amen.

Rev. Jack Roeda

http://www.btgh.org/I receive a daily devotional via email every morning from Back to God Hour. You can sign up at the above web address if you are interested. The author of the devotional changes on a monthly basis. I enjoy a time of personal Bible study(I'm reading through the Bible in a year, Lord willing!) and prayer, and then enjoy my devotional when I check my email.


Tina said...

That was great post!

PS. Hope yout feeling better!

I want some homemade chicken noodle soup!:-]]

Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing about your daily devotions. It's so important to do.
I try to find time to do daily bible studies, read the bible, do devotions, and have daily prayer time. The best time for me to do this is when Megan lies down for rest time.

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing this great devotional.

Elise said...

A most blessed entanglement, yes. Thank you for sharing these words!

PortraitofPeter said...

One appreciates times of prayer and such devotions.

A wonderful post deeply touching.

Thank you so much.


Becky said...

Tacy, so sorry. Please forgive me for my thoughtlessness. I thought since you said something on my comments section it was ok. But I am wrong and I am sorry. Thanks for taking care of it for me. And I am so glad that you come from where you do, to visit where I am ;)

Tracy said...

Hello Penless thoughts! I believe this is your first time here! Welcome!

Becky, Please do not feel bad. Absolutely NO apology is neccesary!

Beemoosie said...

That was wonderful thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for this little morning devotion!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Trella said...

What a wonderful post and thanks for sharing your devotional with us.
Have a wonderful day,

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate this devotional, Tracy. Thank you.

I rec'd your email ... we're of the same belief ... will respond when I have more time. :o)

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing this. I will be looking into it, as well. Right now I receive Crosswalks daily devotions as e-mail. Some days, I need all I can get! ;o)