I am a lover of hymns...the deep, rich words, the stirring melodies move my heart. Lately a phrase from an old hymn keeps singing in my thoughts,
"Things that are higher, things that are nobler, these have allured my sight."
Oh, that I may live on that higher, nobler plane. I'm afraid that, too often, I am taken with the temporal, the immediate, the here and now. Of course, living in this world requires attention to the mundane, but I don't want to live there.
I believe that it is possible to take the mundane and offer it to Him as a higher and nobler thing. The preparation of a meal, the reading of a story, the stacks of clean laundry, the offer of a listening ear, even grocery shopping (eek!)...I think that these things, when offered from a servant's heart, when presented as unto the Lord, are high and noble.
Today, Lord, help me to focus on the Heavenly, though I may dwell among the earthly.
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3