‘Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.’ Colossians 3.1
One of the lovely mysteries of our faith is that Christ dwells in two places at once! He dwells in our hearts in close and intimate union with us, as well as dwelling in heaven at the right hand of God.
It is really helpful for us to keep this dual location in mind. When we sense something of the presence of Christ with us, it really is him. He promised to be with us always, dwelling within us, so it’s natural for us to be aware of him sharing our lives in some way. However, when we experience his presence, we are also experiencing the one who is seated at the right hand of God. This is Jesus, enthroned in heaven amidst majesty and glory, unfettered by the chains that bind us and surrounded by everything that the Kingdom of God can bring to our lives.
When you turn to Jesus, you are being invited to draw close and embrace him as he sits at the right hand of God, far above every power that exerts an influence over you. There is nothing too hard for him and nothing he cannot do for those he loves – so why not turn to him now?
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