Bought by the Blood

June 18, 2008

Colossians

Filed under: Colossians,Gospel,Jesus Christ,sufficiency of Christ,worship — cubsfan1980 @ 9:05 pm
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Currently my wife and I are studying Colossians together and I wrote this poem based on what we studied in chapters 1 & 2.  I find it hard to read Colossians without desiring to praise Christ and worship Him.  He is sufficient for all of our needs and able to fulfill our hearts desire.  This poem is a weak expession of my heart to worship and praise Christ because of the truth present about Him in verses 15-22 of chapter 1

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by [6] him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

From everlasting to everlasting
Your name is to be praised
For there is no end to your reign
And history is racing to the day
Where is name is glorious to all.

You were with God at the beginning
And all things were created by you and through you,
You are preeminent over all,
In you alone the fullness of God dwells.

God’s holiness is made known to sinful man by you.
You clothed yourself in dust and took on the form of man
So that you could be the one that God fulfills His covenant through
By returning to dust and rising again
Making the way to known for all who claim your grace.

I was alienated from God and not allowed to come near,
But through the blood of the cross you bore for me
I am now reconciled to God with no fear of His wrath
But am in perfect peace because God is always with me.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi, Lew!

    Remember us? (Nick and Rebecca Nugent) Well, we have moved to Herndon, VA, as Nick has finally graduated from law school, thank the Lord! I think that you and Laura are not too terribly far from us, and we’d like to get together with you sometime soon…maybe you guys could come over for dinner. Nick’s email is nicholas(dot)j(dot)nugent@gmail(dot)com. Hope to hear from you soon!

    The Nugents

    Comment by Rebecca Nugent — June 19, 2008 @ 1:05 pm | Reply


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