Colossians 1:13, 2 Peter 1:11 NIV 2011
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves..
And you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Paul opened his letter to the Colossians with prayer and thanksgiving. Through their faith in Jesus Christ they were rescued from darkness to live by the Light of God’s Son, Jesus. Acts 26:18, “to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light…” God sent Jesus, His beloved Son, to save sinners. Peter began his letter with virtues that produced fruit in believers. Serving the Lord would grow that fruit for the Lord. 2 Peter 1:5, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith and goodness…” Saved sinners are rescued to live lives for Jesus.
Paul and Peter’s words offer hope describing what awaits believers. When I’ve experienced a really great day, I think it’s just a taste of what is to come. I’m a glass is half full kinda gal. Growing up in a large family where I felt loved, learning about God the Father and His Son, choosing to follow Christ was an easy decision to make. I fall short at times shining His Light but I know I’ll always have another opportunity. I was rescued to live my life for Jesus.
How are we daily living lives for Jesus?
Saved sinners rescued by Jesus,