This past Saturday, my youngest son returned from a short-term missions trip to Mexico. As we debriefed on his remarkable experience, one comment in particular stood out. He recognized how important and valuable it is to be in the Word of God every day. It made a difference for him.
Many of my blog posts in the past have addressed various Christian themes and topics somewhat randomly. But I sense a shifting desire within myself, which I hope might resonate with you too.
In recent years I have used my Lenten series to immerse myself in various parts of Scripture (Mark’s Gospel, the Psalms, Romans, and Jesus Questions). For the next little while, I’d like to meditate more deeply on Paul’s ancient letter to the believers in Colossae.
In our Bibles, Colossians comprises just 95 verses in total. My version prints it on just two-and-a-half pages. It’s very short, packed, and powerful.
So, with your kind indulgence, and Lord willing, I’d like to write a series of posts titled “Comments from Colossians,” until we have passed through the entire letter.
It’s a church Paul may have visited, but quite possibly not. The church faced some unique challenges, particularly religious pluralism (and heresy). But Paul writes the letter as a circular letter, meaning he intended other congregations to circulate it and read it too (4:16). Colossians deals with more than just localized issues, yet central to the letter is this glorious theme: The supremacy and all-sufficiency of Christ. What a crucial message for our own day and lives.
So, I’m excited to jump into the letter to the Colossians as a way to open up issues for our own spiritual formation and growth.
Thanks ALWAYS, for sharing this journey of faith with me. I am honored and privileged to have your company, and look forward to what God may have in store for us through this part of His Word.