Colossians 1:19-22 – For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
God has covered all the risks. What risks do we foresee in following/living for God? What unknown, ‘what if’ questions do we have that bring concern, that paralyzes us from moving forward or blinds us to see what God is already doing, already planned for us? Was it risky for Naomi to return to Bethlehem, to return to the people living under God’s wings? Was it risky for Ruth to propose to Boaz, the man that God singled out and placed in front of her who already showed her so much kindness? Was it risky for Boaz to covenant to Ruth, the woman that God singled out and placed in front of him who already has shown her good character in regards to her mother-in-law and now to him in asking that he would be the one to redeem her? No risk with God, no risk for the people of God – He is the author of hesed love, He Himself is hesed love – loyal, faithful, covenantal, kind, merciful, generous. Giving our lives to God may feel risky, but God gave up His only Son, Jesus, the One who gave up everything to save and redeem us. He covered all our risks so that we can be assured of God’s acceptance and His provision for our wellness and wholeness.
Today let’s pray in assurance of God’s care and love. What fears, what needs, what struggles are you facing? Pray to the One who rescues and provides for all of our needs. Worship with the song “Christ is Risen” (Click here).