Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Forty Days of Lent - Day #14

It is Tuesday and the sun is shining through the windows, but I am stuck in bed with Strep Throat - yuck - despite being sick it has been a good productive day of writing!  Now for our scripture for today....

Colossians 1:15-20

 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

God became flesh!  He wrapped himself in flesh and came to dwell among us.  Have you taken time to think about how big of a deal that is....Jesus is God!  Jesus walked on this earth, he was tempted, he experienced emotions...he was God!  As I read this scripture I am blown away by the "Rare" Jesus (as Doug Fields calls him)  This man was fully God but fully human!  Only God could do that.  This same Jesus mentioned in this scripture is the Jesus that loves you, that died so that you could have life, and have it abundantly!  Do you know that Jesus?  Are you living your life for that Jesus?  If not, why not start today!!

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