"To (His saints) God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Col. 1:27)
It's true that, without Christ, we would have no hope of reconciliation or having any kind of relationship with the Father. Can you imagine that? Those of you who enjoy intimacy with Abba, can you even grasp NOT being able to have that fellowship with Him?
Neither can I.
We owe everything to the Godhead, Saints! Absolutely everything. Christ is the Door, Christ is the Bridge, Christ is the (only) Way to God, and Christ is our eternal hope of intimate relationship with Abba. He is the King of Glory, and He is our Hope of Glory.
In obedience to the Father's Loving Plan of restored and renewed Life, Jesus reopened the way sin and death had closed to any hope of embracing our Creator in the strength and passion in which we were created. Christ literally bought back our Destiny in Abba with His own blood.
Will the truth and beautiful power of that amazing story ever grow old? Not with me it won't. After all, "hope deferred makes the heart sick", folks! So why defer it? WHY NOT TALK ABOUT IT CONSTANTLY? WHY NOT PRAISE HIS MIGHTY NAME FOR WHAT HE'S
Its magnificent effects are alive and well and prospering in us each day through our
acceptance of Jesus' blood sacrifice, right? Then, as scripture declares:
"Let the Redeemed of the Lord SAY SO, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy..." (Psalm 107:2)
I'm saying so!! Our hope is no joke, ladies and gentleman. Indeed, it's something to SHOUT about! It's something about which to be eternally grateful! It's Christ in you, the Hope of Glory! Amen.
Walk gratefully and courageously, beloved... and have a great day!
(Originally published June 4, 2013)