This inspired me, challenged me to think differently and to do so more often... to think on things above.
How beautifully reshaped my thoughts become when I focus on things above instead of Earthly things. I find it difficult sometimes to keep my mind strayed from the depressing, difficult things of life when they are around me- cancer and other illnesses, hearing of accidents and people losing their lives, of babies, children, and precious little animals who are being abused. These things are so hard to think about because they make me feel so much sorrow. I think as humans, it is a part of our nature that cannot be helped to feel sick at things like this that we see, to feel especially upset for the fact that for the most part we cannot do anything about the suffering or other terrible things we hear about.
But this verse is bringing me out of that more than I ever could myself... to ponder of things above is to think of heavenly things- heaven itself- and all that is above us. No matter how hard it is, I don't want to focus on the sadness that may be around us. The realization comes that I should pray about these thins, but God doesn't want us to be concentrated on sadness. How comforting and peaceful it is to redirect our thoughts to things above... of angels, of God, of what may be going on in heaven right now. Even just looking up at the sky and watching the clouds slowly moving above is so pleasant and soul-calming as I stare up and think of how amazing it is that somewhere beyond those clouds is heaven.
I am thankful for this verse because it reminds me to think on these beautiful, heavenly things instead of those that are painful to have in our minds. To put our focus on God and angels is a blessing and has the power to bring us into a state of mind that proclaims peace and serenity- even in a world such as this.
Have a wonderful first weekend of December!
Blessings to you!