Colossians 1:16 “For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”
Hi – Gail here. I am not quite as eloquent a writer as my husband has turned out to be, but since I did not have to work today I wanted to chime in on our memory verses. I am proud to say that I have memorized the past four verses, and if you asked me I could tell them to you. I really believe that committing these verses to memory is a special way for us to prepare for our upcoming month in South Sudan.
The verse this week is an awesome reminder of the power of the God we serve. Josh and I have chosen to turn over our entire lives to God and it is encouraging to know that he was the one who created them in the first place. It is an honor to know that he is using us to do his work, even though he in no way needs us.
But to me the most moving part of this verse is actually the last two words: “for him.” Heaven and earth were not created on a whim, but were created with a purpose for the God that we serve. We, Josh, me, you, were created with a purpose – to serve and do the will of God. You might be asking what is the will of God? “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 Love God, Love Others. This is why we were created. To show the love of God is why the Sun, the Wind, the Oceans, the Animals were created. “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.” Psalm 24:1-2
I pray that we will be worthy of serving so powerful a creator.
Thank you all for your own going support.