He Does All Things Well

October 20, 2019

Colossians 1: 9-14 Scripture: II Peter 1: 5-8 People that had the privilege of knowing Jesus personally made the observation that He did all things well. That’s an amazingly complimentary thing to say! Seems no matter what the situation or circumstance, Jesus responded in just the right way. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house” as a twelve year old facing an “anxious” Mom over His whereabouts when she wanted to know, “Why ….”  He went missing from the caravan home after the Passover. He handled pressure from unbelievers, threats from Pharisees, pain from the sick, betrayal from Judas, sarcasm from His brothers, disciples slow to learn and even worship from some. He commanded demons, held little ones in His arms, raised the dead, heard the very voice of His Father and yet freely offered His life on the cross where “no man takes it from me.” He got so tired He slept though storms at sea. He never lost His temper. He never fell for temptation. He never gave up even when the disciples slept through His last hours of freedom in the garden before His arrest. And He never failed to witness to lost folk around Him. And He’s our example!!! It’s His desire we become well rounded and thoroughly prepared for the same challenges. We are called to be His disciples.  We are known by the term, “Christians.” And we are to live a life “worthy of our calling.” Let us strive to “overcome” the sinful nature and live a vibrant balanced life for Jesus!  Your brother and friend,  Pastor Jon