Today’s Five-Minute-Friday topic: INCLUDE
Once a stranger, now a citizen.
Once an outcast, now a chosen one.
Once a bastard, now an adopted child.
Once a vagabond, now a pilgrim.
Once a debtor, now redeemed.
Once an enemy, now a friend…
But always, always loved.
I am so grateful that when God created His great plan of salvation, He included me! When you read the passage below, you will see that He included you too. Nothing was left out.
Colossians 1:12-22 Giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in His sight.