Giving Thanks To The Father And The Son

There is so much to learn about the Father and His Son, Jesus. I have so much to say about them both, whom I love, but let us learn from what the Bible says instead of myself. In Colossians 1, starting with verse 12, it first makes mention of the Father and reads, “giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:12-14) So we give thanks to the Father for sending His only begotten Son to die for our sins on the cross. Thank You, Father. Because He sent Jesus, our Lord, to save us, we have been made partakers of the inheritance for the saints, of which we are now delivered from darkness. Thank You also, Jesus, for dying for my sins. I am made new because of your sacrifice for me. Now, as we read further, we will learn about who Jesus is. We will go through those things next.

Paul spoke of Jesus and said that He “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 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.” (Colossians 1:15-17) So we learn that Jesus is the creator of all things, heaven, and earth. He is in the image of His Father, who is Spirit, being the invisible God. Jesus even spoke on this and said, “but the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23,24) Because Jesus is the creator of all things, we ought to give Him thanks for everything we know and love about the earth. Because we have breath, we give Him thanks for another day to live and honor Him.

Lastly, Paul said the following about Jesus, “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 fulness 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.” (Colossians 1:18-20) Therefore, Jesus is the head of the church, where we are His members, even all with different gifts of the Spirit. Those that confess their sins and get right with Jesus, will He forgive their sins and also pour into them the Holy Spirit. “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.” (Colossians 1:21,22) I pray that this is a reality in your life. If not, then come unto Jesus fully today. To not delay for tomorrow is not promised.

Let us pray:
Oh, Father, who art in heaven, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to earth, in order to die for our sins. I am so grateful for His sacrifice on the cross. You didn’t have to send Him, but You did because of Your great love for us. There were many sacrificial offerings for sins over the years, but they were never enough. No matter the number of spotless lambs that were offered up on the altars, there needed to be an ultimate sacrifice for sins that animals could never take care of. And You always knew that Jesus would be the last sacrifice for sin, even the lamb of God. I give You thanks for this most important event on earth. I accept this sacrifice in my life and thank You and the Son for Your forgiveness and grace. May more people also come to faith in You, God. I pray that You will be forever with me in this life. That I will not be alone in life’s journeys, and trials that come my way. Give me strength, oh Lord. Allow Your love to come into my life on a daily basis, even when love is hard to find elsewhere. I believe in You. I love You. Amen.

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