Colossians 3:12 Jesus is God’s Peacemaker with Fallen Humanity

Woman with cello

Colossians 3:12 Jesus is God’s Peacemaker with Fallen Humanity

Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, 13 forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Jesus is God’s peacemaker with fallen humanity. In Christ we are brought into peace with God. We in turn are here encouraged by St Paul to let that oh-so-wide peace of Christ, in which we live, expand, grow and embrace all around us – in the church, the family, the marriage, the neighborhood…planet. That’s verse 15. Verses 12-14 are what that looks like in practice. A man carrying a cello case and hurrying along fifth avenue in New York was asked by a tourist “how do I get to Carnegie Hall”. The inevitable answer was “practice practice practice”.


Pastor Bill

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