Marvelous Combinations

Combinations of people, things and foods can make for the most wonderful experiences.  Abbot and Costello doing “Who’s on First?”, children and dogs in snow, apples and cinnamon baking in flaky piecrust are just a taste of life’s great combinations.

When it comes to the richness of our inner being the greatest combination is spoken of by Paul in Galatians 2:20.  “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Imagine that.  Christ in you.  No longer you, alone, in the world, but you combined with Christ Himself, His thoughts becoming your thoughts, His responses to others becoming your responses, His love and generosity becoming your love and generosity.  The very idea is exciting, challenging and possible.

Let’s make yet another wonderful combination. Colossians 1:19. “God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.”  All the fullness of the Father dwells in Jesus and Jesus dwells in you.  The possibilities are astounding.  The fruit is beyond our imagination.  Have you ever seen someone you admired because of their goodness?  You need not look from afar.  You can join the group.  It is not an exclusive group but inclusive of all who desire to belong.

He wants to change the world by having all His fullness dwell in you via His son.

Written by Roger Bothwell on December 31, 2012