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. Col 1:20
I've been looking at Colossians a bit, a small and mostly looked over book by me. Lots of good stuff in there.
It's great timing that one of the pastors at our church just started preaching through this book yesterday. I missed the first installment being home with a sick little one, but thankfully they have put it in the archives, so I'll catch up.
I am willing to listen, to wait for answers and wisdom.
Our family bible study hasn't been what it was, partly due to just plain life getting in the way and partly because we found on one go 'round in 1 Corinthians that we couldn't put everything in the neat little packages we thought were there.
So a season of stepping back commenced.
I look forward to this series having put away my theological labels this past summer. The Mr. never labeled himself, but I did. I was proud to be this ist or follow that ism, but not now. Off in the wilderness I have been, but it's been a peaceful time for the most part. My faith in God has remained strong...stronger even. Some sickening moments when realizing some things weren't what they are presented as being and some beautiful moments seeing that God is really God.
I look forward, cautiously but excitedly, with full confidence in my Savior to what lies ahead.