COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:8-15‬‬‬

“Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.”

Colossians‬ ‭2:8-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The lie of this world is that there is always something more. In many ways, this is true, but it cannot be true of God. By nature, he is the fountain from which all things flow. By virtue of being God, this is the same of Jesus. Many Christians spend their life in pursuit of something deeper than the very god who created the universe. This is an impossible task. There is nothing more than Jesus. Only in him will anything more be found. We don’t need new revelations and ideas. We don’t need to work towards varying degrees of salvation. All we need is to participate in what is already ours. This is the Christian journey. If we understand who Jesus is, then instead of trying to gain more because of him, we spend our lives accepting more through his endless grace and love for us. This is a knowledge that should bring rest to a modern world that is constantly inundated with varying ways to satiate a growing consumer hunger. We should not be depressed that there is nothing more. Instead we should be impressed at the never exhausting depth of what their is. In Christ, the breadth of his love touches everything we could ever want, or more importantly, ever hope to contain. We should be thankful for such a fount of relationship, instead of searching around it for everything we might be missing or could ever get.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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