“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:3,4
Early Easter Sunday morning billows of disappointment swept over me. The disappointing waves were courtesies of a storm that brewed for days. I just had to be in church even if I’d be alone; my husband and daughter had miserable colds.
I stepped out of the house into a glassy blue sky, drenched by sunshine. Ah . . . . I inhaled the crisp air. Refreshing. All of a sudden, I forgot my disappointments. After a 10 minute sunshiny drive, I slid into the back pew of a beautiful church I’d never attended.
There I heard chapter three of the epistle to the Colossians. The words “Christ who is your life” overtook me. I sat understanding that I was trying to squeeze life out of situations, and when these situations didn’t produce the life I wanted, disappointment followed.
Lately I’ve been disappointed a lot.
Yet when I heard these verses anew, I realized anew that if Christ is my life, it doesn’t matter what situations I find myself in. He who is my life will give me life in the midst of disappointment if I would but look to him for life, not circumstances. This truth is an idea I’ve comprehended but needed to experience afresh.