As we embark on a new academic year, many are looking forward to the National Youth Gathering in 2022. The theme chosen for this gathering is “In All Things” and is based on Colossians 1:15-20. You will see this on publications and wall hangings in the months ahead. The reason for this theme is that the Apostle Paul is writing about Jesus Christ. Paul writes,
“19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to
himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
That makes me curious… Rather than seeing ourselves as carbon-based life-forms, what if we really, honestly believed that Jesus Christ is the basis for ALL Life? Would that change our interaction with others? Would that make you want to share the hope that we have for a life in Christ?
He is, after all, “In ALL Things”!
Peace in Christ,
Pastor Jim Kirschenmann