Pre-eminence of Christ
FULLNESS IN CHRIST
Well, it's been quite a week so far. I was reflecting that this week we have had people show us that we don't need to be afraid of living, don't need to be afraid of dying, and don't need to be afraid of growing old. As everyday progresses, it progresses in the Lord.
As Diogenes became an old man, one of his students said, now that you are old, why don't you slow down and take it easy? He said if I were a runner in the stadium, would I slacken my speed when I caught sight of the goal. No, that's when you pour it on. Abraham's greatest test with Isaac came at the age of 120 years. Jacob's greatest encounter with God came 20 years after his first glorious encounter with God. The fact of the matter is that there is no end to it. It is always ever new, ever fresh, ever eternal.
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
I am haunted by something I read in the newspaper awhile back. It was about a young secretary who on her lunch hour climbed out on the ledge of a tall ...
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