This morning, I read the following passage from the Bible and couldn’t stop thinking about how this one passage sums up everything I believe in and yet how often I forget who I really am!
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
Colossians 1:15-20, 22 NLT (emphasis mine)
Christ, the visible image of God, did something amazing to make peace with everything in heaven and on earth. He says we are without a SINGLE fault – holy and blameless. The Judge says “NOT GUILTY”. But the judgement is no good unless we realize we are free indeed. We don’t have to live in the prison of sin and man-made rules to get us right with God. We are already in His presence – blameless and Holy, just like Jesus our God and Savior.
Think about this for just a moment. This realization could save the millions of people in depression who blame themselves for the past failures. It could bring hope to people contemplating suicide, who do not realize their worth. This could be the only true light for people sitting in dark prisons for the crimes they committed in a fit of rage. This realization could cause profound change in how we see ourselves. It could finally help us see ourselves from the eyes of our Creator – blameless and someone worth dying for!