Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited, or CAVU, is an aviation term that pilots use to indicate good flying weather. But it is also used as slang to mean anything sought after or desirable. For the late President George H.W. Bush, this term described his approach to life. He had the acronym on a plaque in his office. And on his 80th birthday he described his life as CAVU, “thanks to my family and friends.”
Today’s verse gives us a look past the ceiling of the sky to something beyond. It is only visible to our spiritual eyes. But like the former president, this unobstructed view of Heaven is to describe our approach to life. We have been raised up with Christ from the old life to the new. We are to set not only hearts but also our minds (verse 2) on what is there. Christ is there, seated at the right hand of God. Our focus is to be on this reality more than on the temporal things of earth.
I can only “see” beyond the things of this earth by being in His Word. The truths read and studied there lift my sights to what is eternal. I frankly could not smile without being reassured in His Word of what is to come. Life can be pretty awful sometimes. Knowing that God has planned what eye cannot see, ear cannot hear or even what our minds cannot imagine (I Cor. 2:9) is an enormous comfort when things are so sad and so hard.
Thank you Lord, that, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim,” when I see You.