Live in the cloud

“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and . . . fix our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1,2).

Now there is cloud computing. Near as I can tell, it’s a way to store data and share content all over the place. Sounds intriguing.

Jesus taught his disciples to log in to things above: “The kingdom of heaven is like. . .” Then he brought it down to earth so they could walk in his footsteps.

Spirituality is persistent mindfulness of our eternal connection to God through his Son, Jesus Christ, in communion with all who have believed in him. There is something holy and vibrant beyond us, and we are in the midst of it.

Living in the cloud elevates our perspective. Problems are temporary. Better days are coming. Hope is backed up by credible witnesses who were here and are now there because they fixed their eyes on Jesus.

There is joy in the cloud. Even now a little rains down on us. Appreciate every drop of it, and spread it around because there’s lots of room in the cloud. Soon, “the Lord himself will come down. . . . The dead in Christ will rise first. . . . We who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds. . . . We will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).

Jason had a career as a teacher, counselor, and leader. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics related to the Christian life. He has been a contributing writer for Time of Grace since 2010. He has authored Grace Moments devotions and Straight Talk Books including, Help Me, Jesus; One Day Full of Grace; and When in Doubt. Jason lives with his wife, Nancy, in Wisconsin.


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