I’ve come to believe that my calling is not so much to DO GREAT THINGS, but rather to BE A GREAT PERSON – and that person is JESUS CHRIST.
The church of Jesus Christ is the resident presence of Jesus in the world.
Colossians 1:26-27 (NIV2011)
26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.
27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Paul mentions a mystery, a secret, that God kept so well, that no one, not even Paul knew the secret.
What’s that great secret?
‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’
If you think of the CHURCH in terms of activities, then these verses make no sense.
But – what if the church is PEOPLE AND God indwells these people?
Then these verses are profound.
Therefore, God is NOT distant.
He’s not OUT THERE SOMEWHERE.
Understanding the truth of Colossians 1 changes everything.
If ‘ CHRIST JESUS’ is in me, then who is the hope of Glory? Me!
Where I am, Christ is.
What do you think about that? Let me hear some feedback.