Friday, May 06, 2005

Little words

Sometimes little words can make all the difference. Take Colossians 3:3 for instance - "For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God."
That little word with struck me - I've pondered the mystery of being in Christ, I know I've been saved by Christ, and now, this little phrase, with Christ. It speaks of our sibling relationship with Him. He is my brother, though he is a King.
With Christ - beside Him, as I work, when I laugh, when I cry, even when I sin. He never leaves my side, though that last little word, sin, will put a wall between us until I ask Him to remove it.
And then that other phrase, in God. In God! The thought is overwhelming. It makes me think of stories of people who have been picked up by tornadoes. Yet at the same time it makes me think of being rocked by a gentle sea.
Little words. Much to ponder.