If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above. Every Christian life should have the upward look. If we believe on Christ we are one with Him, dying in Him. So Paul says: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is.” Becoming a Christian, then, makes us a citizen of heaven. We live yet in this world, but our home is above, where Christ is. Heaven’s joys should be our joys. Heaven’s life should be our life. “Your life is hid with Christ in God.” This means that we are sheltered in Christ. It means also our life has its sources of strength, of nourishment, of help, in Christ. Our hearts and eyes should be drawn away therefore from things earthly to things heavenly. We ought to live for things above. We ought to set our minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. While we stay here for a while, we are going on to heaven, where we shall live forever.