Devotion for Thursday, June 24, 2021

“For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven” (Colossians 1:19-20).

We sometimes wonder how all of this happens.  Through Christ, is the best answer.  Where?  In all places.  Now, if through Christ all things are reconciled in all places, is there any worry for you?  Trust in the One through whom all things not only have their being, but through whom all things are reconciled through Him on the cross.  Christ has come to reconcile those who will be reconciled.

Lord, I believe I sometimes make this more difficult than it needs to be.  You are God and You have done and are doing what You have done and are doing.  You have come so that we may see You, the God who is above and through all.  Help me to turn to You, the Visible God so that I may turn to You, the Invisible God.  Lead me the way I need to be led and help me learn to follow.

Lord Jesus, God in the flesh who has shown us the Father, You know all that is needed.  You have spoken and called for me to follow You.  That’s it.  Follow You.  Help me to do this, Jesus.  You know how often I want something else.  You alone know all that I need.  You know how I need to be reconciled.  Lead me, Lord, in order that I may learn to follow, and guide me along the path You have set before me.  Amen.