Right up to this moment …

July 19, 2017

“He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.” Colossians 1:17 The Message

Have you ever tried to hold it all together? At some point you just begin to come apart .. cracks appear .. and you break open. That’s a good thing. You weren’t created or designed to hold it all together. There’s only been One who has never wavered .. slipped for even a moment .. or threw his hands up and walked off. That’s good news for your life. Jesus hasn’t let go of you for even one second. One second! His grip of your life and all it contains is secure. Nothing and no one can cause Him to loosen His grip. If you can picture that with all the broken and dislocated pieces of your life coming together in Christ .. you can exhale now .. and rest in the knowledge that He has your best interests at heart. And that’s just your life. What about all the people connected to your life? What about where you work? They get all His personal attention. (*** A little secret: Everyone in His grip is His favorite.) You’re armed or filled with the knowledge that Jesus is holding your life together right up to this moment. There are times when it feels completely un-together. We lose sight of how far his blood has reached beyond the cross. It happened way back then and is effective right up to and beyond this moment. That’s where you draw strength .. let yourself rest .. and go out renewed. It’s not in yourself that you find an answer. You find it in Jesus .. the last person you once turned to for help .. and the first person you’ll return to over and over because He is faithful and true. What a grace filled grip. It only takes a moment …

“Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.” Colossians 1:20 The Message

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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