Friday, October 9, 2009

JOY #4

"For I want you to understand what really matters,
so that you may live pure and blameless lives
until the day of Christ's return."
Philippians 1:10

I can rejoice because it is possible for me to live a pure and blameless life.

Me. Of all people.

A pure and blameless life.

And it is because of one word.

It's the last word I see before I go to bed at night.

It's the first word I see every morning when I get out of bed.

The word is hanging on my wall.

The word is . . .

"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. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault." Colossians 1: 19-22

And those are "rejoicing" words!

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