To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. Colossians 1:27-29
Paul’s letter speaks of the labor that needs to be done, the work for His church. As the church folks are taught about the faith, they can “pay it forward” as it were, and teach others. And Paul tells that we will receive the energy to do this labor by Christ himself girding us up. He also tells us that Christ lived and was victorious over death not just for the Jewish nation, but for all. God has entrusted Paul to spread these words, and now Paul wants others to continue. That is all of us, my brothers and sisters – The Church !!
Let us pray : Loving, Giving, Energizing God , thank you. You are the strength we need, You are the bond of love and compassion that we feel every day. As the world continues to move between good and bad situations, help us to be a strong church for You – a church that will be good stewards, as Paul was, doing all we can to tell this ebbing and flowing world of You and the Love You showed through Jesus, The Risen One……...Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie