Oh, but it goes on to say “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Verses 3 and 4. (NKJV)
I have been caught in the trappings of this life on this earth. I have set my mind firmly down on this earth and every time the gravity of this earth-thinking has pulled me into a snake pit. There’s just too much here that breaks my heart and reminds me that this place is not my forever home. Once I taste again the grace of my King Jesus that lifts my head, I am renewed in His glory. It is glory just to walk with him!
I love this old hymn, penned by Avis M. Christiansen, set to music by Haldor Lillenas in 1918.
It is glory just to walk with Him, Whose blood has ransomed me;
It is rapture for my soul each day.
It is joy divine to feel Him near where’er my path may be.
Bless the Lord, it’s glory all the way!
Refrain: It is glory just to walk with Him, It is glory just to walk with Him,
He will guide my steps aright
Through the vale and o’er the height,
It is glory just to walk with Him.
—So goes the first verse and refrain, then to cheer our hearts when the days get dark, come the next two verses:
It is glory when the shadows fall to know that He is near.
O what joy to simple trust and pray!
It is glory to abide in Him when skies above are clear.
Yes, with Him, it’s glory all the way!
—As those verses in Colossians promise, so goes verse 3…
‘Twill be glory when I walk with Him On Heaven’s golden shore,
Never from His side again to stray.
‘Twill be glory, wondrous glory with the Savior evermore,
Everlasting glory all the way!
Take heart my dear sisters in Christ, no matter the things that matter here. Jesus is our Redeemer. The Redeemer of all things that try to hold us down and chain our hearts to this earth. “The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.” Psalm 103:19.
He rules over all! And He over-rules any who attempt to over-take His purpose in our lives. Trust in Him who rules and allow Him to lift you above, where there is “everlasting glory all the way!”
Heavenly Father, I thank you that the things of this earth have no power over Your purpose for me. I thank you that I may be in this world, but I am not of it. Thank You that Your mercy and grace cause me to realize that the way I process things that happen here determines the joy I experience as Your daughter. I choose to set my mind on things above. I choose to believe that Your Kingdom rules over all. In the name of Your Son, King Jesus, Amen.