Jesus is Here

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27

Christ in you.
It truly is the hope of glory.

We don’t serve a God who lives somewhere out there — beyond the clouds in the depths of the universe so far away it seems as if He’s impossible to find. He isn’t lounging on a cloud somewhere while cherubim feed him grapes.

That’s what a lot of us picture when we think of God.

He’s in heaven.
We’re on earth.

He’s somewhere out there over the rainbow. Sure, we can come to Him with the big things of life. Troubles. Strife. Sickness. Direction.

But the little things? The every day, drag myself out of bed and go to work things? He’s far too distant, far too important for those things.

At least, that would be true if we served a distant god.

But our God isn’t distant. He isn’t over the rainbow. He isn’t lounging on a cloud and impossible to get to.

Our God, Jesus, is in us.

It’s the wondrous mystery only found in Christianity.

Jesus is close enough to know everything about you — your first thoughts when you wake up, your last thoughts before you go to sleep, the insecurities you have about yourself, the fears, doubts and worries you struggle with, your deepest desires, your darkest secrets, what you really wanted to say to that person who hurt you.

He knows everything about you.
And He cares about it all.

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You don’t have to reach Him. You don’t have to find Him. You don’t have to strive to achieve some level of perfection to get His attention.

Jesus is here. He is in you.
And He cares about everything in your life.

How would truly believing that Jesus is here change how you see yourself? Leave a comment below.

Tools to Study Your Bible

A few months back, I wrote a post listing some tips to studying your Bible. It even included a nifty downloadable workbook you could use to grow in your Bible studying skills.

It was a pretty popular post, but I kept getting a single question from readers after that post published: What tools do you use to actually study your bible?

It’s a great question, and one I asked when I started studying my Bible.

The right tools can help you make the most of your time studying, and make it easier to find scripture verses again later on. Read more