If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
– Colossians 3:1-3
In this image the regenerate believer has his heart (from “seek the things that are above”) and mind (from, “set yourminds on things above”) rooted in the resurrected and enthroned Christ. However – as we know from the rest of Colossians and scripture in general, this doesn’t mean that the Christian “pulls out” of the world…rather, we are to have roots in heaven and fruits on earth. I wanted to portray the believer, then, as a sort of “inverted tree” with the mind and heart as the roots in Christ and the hands as the branches bearing fruit here on the earth.