Sunday Devotion: 21 July 2019, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday Devotions

How big is your Jesus?

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Main readings: Amos 8.1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1.15-29; Luke 10.38-42

Supplementary readings: Psalm 80; Colossians 3.12-17; Amos 9.5-15; Psalm 15; Luke 10.17-24

“… all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1.16b)

The other day I noticed a quote from Jesus on the bottom of my desk calendar. It was taken from the Sermon on the Mount. It got me thinking whether, for many people, this was the extent of their picture of Jesus – a wise teacher who came out with some pithy life guidance on a regular basis.

This scripture from Colossians paints a very different picture. No matter how far NASA wants to travel, or where we as humans think we can inhabit the earth, or how far astrophysicists can see into the universe, or what new planet or moon or galaxy is found, it was all created through him.

The intricate way in which this planet and this universe hold together is tied back to Jesus. The balance of life on this earth rests in him and on him.

So, how big is your Jesus? Have you domesticated him to the bottom of a day planner? Have you reduced him to be a good moral teacher? Let us open our eyes to see the real Jesus and open our hearts to be in awe of him and worship him.

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