Making Peace

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 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Colossians 1:19-20

Last time, we had a look at Colossians 1:15-18 and saw an amazing list of who and what the Son is, and those three verses, as we saw, are filled with “wow” moments.  In these two verses, Paul mentions the “Why”.  God, it must be said, had a reason for sending His Son to the earth:

First, notice how verse 19 begins: God was pleased to have all of His (God’s, the Father’s) fullness dwell in Him (the Son, Jesus). It seems telling to me, that this fullness of the reality of the Person of the Son is called “pleasing” to God; to me that sounds like purpose is involved here; God’s purpose.  Everything about Jesus and…

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