Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 7, 2023

Jesus Is More Than Enough

“For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.”  Colossians 1:19:20 (ESV)

Totally hard to believe that this world as we know it was once Paradise – the most wonderful place ever. Perfection at its finest.  Created by our God who took total chaos plus darkness and turned it into absolute beauty.  And let’s not forget Adam and Eve who walked in perfect commune with God daily enjoying His presence. Can’t think of a better place – can’t imagine needing anything else right?  But we know the rest of this story….sin crept in creating a barrier between God and man.

Can only imagine how Adam and Eve felt hiding in the garden totally afraid of God’s presence …sin birthed disharmony and disorder in a once perfect world.  From the moment man breathed his first breath, we were created for a deep intimate relationship with God.  And sprinkled throughout the pages of the Old Testament, we glimpse God’s plan strategically unfolding to bring us back, to reconcile us to Himself once and for all.

Who would have ever dreamed a tiny babe born in a manager would be God’s answer to our desperate need?  Jesus took on flesh, lived amongst us, walked with us and talked with us. Fully God – fully man.  Exhibiting the very essence of our God. Holy.  Righteous.  Sinless perfection.  Loving kindness.  Faithfulness.  Humility.  The list is endless – Jesus is the full measure of God’s Spirit, attributes, sovereignty and power. He was the only one who could be the atoning sacrifice, endure death on the cross for our sins and then rise again as our ever present help.

Restored and redeemed – Jesus’ blood brought everything back to its original intent – intimate fellowship with God.  The best gift ever.  The veil was torn removing any barriers and beckoning us to draw close.  Resurrection glory sealed the living hope within us.  Sin doesn’t have the final say.

Interesting how easily we can get the amazing truth of God’s redemptive story so misaligned.  Perhaps it’s because it seems beyond our comprehension.  But if we asked the citizens of Colosse, they would tell us Jesus was simply another supernatural power like their other gods.  There was no way He could be an exact replica of God.  Simply put, Jesus was not sufficient for their needs.

Love the way Paul clearly reminded believers in Colosse, who were being lured away by false teaching, Jesus is the only One – the perfect mediator between God and the world.  All of the attributes of God took up permanent residency in the One, Jesus, who would remove our hostility towards God and open up the way through Him to the Father.

Sweet friend we don’t have to wonder or be confused – Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through His precious blood, and He is more than enough for all our needs.

“Father protect our hearts and minds from anyone or anything that would seek to discredit Your Son. Help us to know truth and stand firm on Your truth unwavering even in the midst of false teaching.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life




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