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Day Five: “Look at us!”

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Philippians 3:7-14 (TNIV)

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Reflection:

Let’s take a look back at Peter in Acts 3.  When he sees the lame man, he makes this wonderful statement, “Look at us!”  When the lame man looks at them, what does he see?  He probably sees what Paul is talking about.  Someone who has considered everything a loss compared to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ, who wants to know the power of the resurrection of Christ and participate in his suffering, who is becoming like Jesus.  The lame man saw Jesus’ salvation coming in healing.

Responding to the Transmission:

What do people see in us, and what do we offer them?  May our lives consider everything of “us” a loss, so that we will have more of Christ, and offer His salvation to those who are ‘looking at us.’  Let’s pray that this is how we will live more and more each day.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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