Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Colossians 1:19-20

19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

The fullness of God dwelt in the body of Jesus. He was the full embodiment of God’s attributes and grace. Through His sinless life, death, and resurrection God is able to reconcile to himself all things. Part of the Colossian heresy were teachings that Jesus was not God, that “simple” Christianity was not enough for salvation, that in addition to faith in Christ one needed special visions worship of angels. They twisted Scripture to meet their own purpose and prove their superiority.

As a stay at home mom I am somewhat of a reconciler. I am constantly saying things such as “keep your hands in your own space”, “please take turns with that piece of lint over which you are screaming”, and “STOP HITTING YOUR SISTER WITH A BROOM!!!” (Ok, I lost it a bit on that last one.) “Say you’re sorry… ok say ‘I forgive you.’” But I can never truly make peace. Something else will happen within the next hour! The only true peacemaker is Jesus Christ. By taking the judgment that should have fallen on us, He satisfied both God’s justice and His mercy. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!


  1. Thank you for sharing a real life application! I feel like this too sometimes.

  2. Sounds like my day! :) Thankfully He gives lasting peace!