This week’s blogging will be a little different.  As we get ready for our study of 1 John beginning next week, we still want to keep you engaged in your daily study of God’s Word.  So, this week, Micah, Bo and I will look at a few of our individual life verses.  Please consider sharing yours with all of as well.

Life Verse:  Colossians 3:17 (NRSV) 

Paul, knowing that all wisdom comes in Christ, urged the Colossians to not get distracted by others.  You’ve heard the phrase “home is where the heart is”…Paul is telling the Colossians that they should set their hearts on those things above – or heavenly things and one does this by turning away from sinful worldly practices and, instead, clothing themselves with Christ’s virtues – this is a new understanding of “home is where the heart is”.

This past week we celebrated the birth of Christ…Christmas.  Col 3:17 is one of my life verses because it guides me in my response to this unequaled gift.  I don’t always get it right but it guides me and it can guide you as well.  Whatever you do…whether at the office, in the home, in the warehouse or the hospital, whether you serve coffee, usher, or greet on Sunday morning…or you pick up that stray piece of paper in the parking lot or on the floor…do it all in the name of Jesus Christ.

So, as we begin a new year – one full of potential and hope…As we contemplate where the road of life will take each of us…Let us remember that our response to the Christmas gift should always be in the virtues of Christ for this is truly where our home is.  Every day and every activity…In this way we respond to God’s gift of Love…to AND for us in Christ Jesus.

Happy New Year!!