Not Alone

rootedchristOver the next few weeks in our Rooted in Christ Study, we’ll be looking at some of the favorite passages from our staff at St. Matthew’s UMC. These are some of the parts of the Bible to mean to most to our staff.

Today’s reading is Colossians 1: 21-29:

Today we see our hope, Christ in us. That is the hope that we have.  Jesus Christ in us, renewing us, saving us, calling us, and showing us God’s glory, in short, letting us experience the very presence of God within us.  Through Christ within us, we are never alone. God is always with us.  He will never leave nor forsake us.  We are forever in His presence and in His glory. This presence was not given to us by human work or human effort, but God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, which is given by faith.

Today, you are not alone.  And this isn’t in just some general sense, but if you are Christian, if you have made the decision to follow Him, He is with you, and through the Holy Spirit, He dwells within you.  Do not fear. Do not doubt, God is with you.  Today, and each day.  You are His and He is yours.

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