Built to Last

Colossians 1:15-20(NIV)

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 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.

My neighbor came back home with his daughter and she had in her hands a little pail and shovel.  She was at the park, playing with the sand.  I have seen it before where somebody attempted to make something quite extravagant with their equipment.  I tried before using a pail and it wasn’t long before the sun dried out the sun and my masterpiece started to crumble.  Even if I was successful in building something, it will only be temporary.

We are not like sand.  God created the universe, our Earth and our bodies.  We may come across some health issues, but we will not be like sand, which will just fall to the ground without the moisture to keep the sand particles together.  The Church is also put together by Jesus and he is the beginning and the end.  This should give us comfort that through Jesus, everything is held together.  Earthquakes may rattle us.  Other disasters may strike, but it doesn’t mean that God will let go of us and forget about us. Although this world is temporary, God has created something eternal for us to look forward to.

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