Wednesday, December 16, 2020

“To his saints God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:26-27

This text hits on what we heard in the message on Sunday. “Christ in you,” the Holy Spirit was sent into this world, filling believers then and now with the same Spirit that raised Jesus to resurrection life.

When Paul talks about “the riches of the glory of this mystery,” he is pointing out that no one expected this to happen. No one dreamed that God’s plan was going to involve changing or eliminating the markers that had been used to determine who was one of God’s chosen people. This was a mystery that only God knew. But now, “the hope of Glory,” the promise of experiencing relationship with God, receiving the blessings that come from knowing and relying on God, experiencing a resurrection life in the presence of the glory of God for eternity, is available to everyone. 

May the promise of “Christ in you” give you…

courage to let go of what God wants you to let go of…

the strength to leave it behind…

the confidence that comes from forgiveness…

and the hope that comes from the new life God promises.

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