SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
Key Bible Verse: For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. (Colossians 1:19-20)
Dig Deeper: Colossians 1:11-20
Life with God is so far beyond our imagination that it must be revealed to us. A light beyond ourselves must be turned on so that we can begin to see. And this is precisely what occurred when God took on flesh and made his dwelling among us.
The advent of Jesus Christ is what sets Christianity apart from other religions. We affirm that Christ is indeed Immanuel, God with us, and that in him the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. He is the image of the invisible God. An entirely different way of relating to God is revealed to us. Rather than stumbling in the darkness between forms of religion that are each a variation of fear and control, through Christ the lights are turned on and our attention is drawn to an entirely different vision-Life with God. Our humanly devised ways of relating to God that never seem to satisfy are revealed to be out of joint. But in Christ things suddenly snap in to place, and the result is joy.
Life with God is different [from consumerism] because its goal is not to use God, its goal is God.
– Skye Jethani in With
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