Oct 20, 2013

Reflection: Colossians 1: 15-20

Here’s an expanded reflection on Colossians 1: 15-20.  It comes from Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola (see below for link).

Reflection on Colossians 1:15-20

The One who is the visible image of the invisible God;
the One in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwells;
the One who is the living residence of the Trinity;
the One in whom eternity lives, breathes, and has its being;
the One who is before time;
the A to Z, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end;
the One who rose from the dead never to die again;
the Conqueror of death, sin, and the grave;
the Creator, Savior, Redeemer, and Forgiver;
the One who holds all creation together in himself;
the One who is the power of glory and might;
the Head, authority, and source of the church;
the One through whom and for whom all things were created;
the One in whom all things find their meaning and reality;
the One who reconciled all things in heaven and earth to God
the One who nailed to His bloody cross every law, rule, and regulation
that would condemn the beloved people of God;
the One who is supreme in every realm and holds the first place in all things –
the Son of the Father’s love;
the One whose significance is unmatched in human history;
the One who holds the title deed to the universe
this glorious, limitless, amazing, incredible, expansive,
incomparable, marvelous, stunning, staggering, majestic,
mighty, matchless, spectacular, outstanding, tremendous,
immense, infinite, vast, grand, triumphant, victorious, precious
radiant, peerless, wonderful, magnificent Christ
has chosen to place all his fullness…where?
inside of you…
and not only does Christ live in you, but more importantly:
you are able to live by His life…
you are made utterly, totally, and fully complete in Him…
here and now. 
He is more than enough.