06 Dec

My husband, son, and I attended our town’s Santa parade this past weekend for the first time. And, oh boy, my eyes had a field day with sight. 

Do I look at the festive Christmas-wrapped tubas? Or the little girls with hats that look like they threw up Christmas. Or the Chinese dragons swaying down the line? Or the doggie in the cute Christmas sweater? Or the two unicyclists who almost crashed into one another? Or the three different Santas who passed me by? 

I couldn’t see it all at once. I had to actually choose what I would look at. 

You do, too.

Yesterday we briefly talked about setting our minds on truth. We have the choice of what we set our eyes upon. 

Are we going to look at the mountain of laundry needing to be washed? Or the financial worry that always seems to persist? Or the Christmas tree that still needs to be put up? Or the long night ahead snuggling in with Amazon Prime to order those presents? Or the Christmas dinner we need to plan? Or the heavy thought that Christmas day will not include a loved one? 

Here is a short, but important, truth for us today. I am praying for you as you look to Christ with me! 


I have been raised up into new life with Christ. I, therefore, choose to go about my day today looking for and seeking the things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. I choose to set my mind on His promises, His truth, and His love rather than the business of the day and the impossible situation before me. I have died to my old self and the old ways that I have handled things in the past. My new life is hidden with Christ in God. I look to Him at all times and in all situations. 

(Based on Colossians 3:1-4)


Aleisha Cate

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