Focus on Jesus
December 18, 2020 • Colossians 1:3-23
Our world is full of distractions and tempting “promises” of deliverance from all our earthly woes. But as we celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, it is wise to heed the caution and guidance that the Apostle Paul sent to believers in the city of Colossae. He reminds the Colossians to remember that Jesus Christ is the firstborn over everything. He is the only one worth believing in. There’s no Jesus and...it’s only Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, who can save and deliver us from our sins. Paul urges the Colossians and us to remain steadfast and focus on Christ alone. By studying these words of Paul in Advent, we experience anew the great gift of love we receive through Christ’s incarnation and we rediscover the good news that through believing in Jesus Christ we are reborn in faith and have eternal life.