March 29, 2013

I Crucified Him

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.


And I crucified Him.


He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 
for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.


And I crucified Him.


 He made the things we can see and the things we can't see--
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.


And I crucified Him.


Everything was created through him and for him.  
He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.


And I crucified Him.


Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.


And I crucified Him.


He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
 So he is first in everything.


And I crucified Him. 


For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 
and through him God reconciled everything to himself.  
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ's blood on the cross.



A reflection on Colossians 1:15-20.   My sins, carried on the cross so that I can be washed snow white, are a very sobering thought as I observe Good Friday and look forward to the celebration of a vacant tomb on Easter Sunday.  We celebrate the empty echos of that tomb because without the resurrection, there would be no hope, and there would be no living Lord.  There would only be a very good dead man.  We serve a living God!!!  I said, we serve a living God!!! Praise His Holy Name!


(The recitation of this scripture in this format was introduced to me through my Sunday School teacher, Lindell Watson.)
 

5 comments:

  1. Amen, Amen, Amen. But Sunday's coming...Hallelujah!

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  2. I helped you...
    Thank you Jesus for taking our sin and our shame and making us clean through your willing sacrifice.

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  3. Have a blessed Easter, Stephanie!!

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  4. Hallelujah and amen! I am so thankful for what he did for us.

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