I hope this beautiful Sabbath day has been a good one for you full of rest and community and joy. Tonight's reading comes from Paul's letter to the Colossians. Like in Ephesians, Paul lays the foundation for our life on our salvation through Christ and presents Christ as a goal for our growth. The way Paul outlines the Christian life is a good way to think about it. Christ was the agent of the world's creation. He reconciled us to God through the cross. As we come to faith we become one with God through Jesus and continue to grow as we follow him. We grow in faith not because we are afraid or because we want to earn forgiveness. Instead, we grow in faith because we recognize God's amazing love for us and respond with gratitude. That sounds like a good plan for me.
blessings on your evening and see you tomorrow,