For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Colossian 1:13-15)
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (v.16)
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (v.17)
He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all His fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. (vv18-20)
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, without blemish and free from accusation in His sight… (vv21-22)
…if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven…(v.23)
I started this article thinking about what I’m thankful/grateful for in the Lord and being transferred from the domain of darkness came to mind pretty quickly. When I looked up the passage, the verse led off a tremendous section of the Word full of all kinds of things for which to be thankful and grateful!
Take a fresh look at some of your own favorite sections of the Bread of Life and let yourself be awash in the Living Water of the Word, remembering and being thankful for the many ways in which you are blessed and cared-for and loved!