Purpose 5 – Colossians 1:17

Paul, the author of Colossians, unpacks a lot of great stuff in this book. There’s a lot to discuss in these passages. It’s ok; we’re going to take it step by step. I find that’s the best way to learn. At least it is for me. It reminds me of the time when I took something apart. I had to take it apart slowly, so I could remember how to put it back together. It didn’t always work that great. It’s never a good sign when you take something apart, and there are parts left over. Oops!!

Colossians 1:17 says this, “He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.”

My footnote says this, “God is not only the Creator of the world, but he is also the sustainer. In him, everything is held together, protected, and prevented from disintegrating into chaos. Because Christ is the Sustainer of all life, none of us is independent from him. We are all his servants who must trust him daily for protecting us, caring for us, and sustaining us.”

Oh my goodness!!! That is wonderful news!!! He holds everything together. He protects us, and he prevents chaos. I love it!!! That takes a lot of pressure off of me.

Can you name anyone else in your life right now who does the same thing for you? What a magnificent gift we have been given.

Lord, you are wonderful, full of grace, mercy, peace, love, compassion, forgiveness, and so much more. There isn’t enough room to list it all. Thanks, Lord, for the reminder of who Jesus Christ is to me. We give you the glory, Lord, as we praise your name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

In His Service,
The Teaching Lady



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