Blessings of The One Who Is Holding Us Together

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.

Colossians 1:15-17

Blessings of Knowing The Only One Who Can Forgive Your Sins

Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said,

“Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

Which is easier to say,

‘Your sins are forgiven,’

or to say,

‘Get up and walk’?

But so that you may know that the Son of Man

has authority on earth to forgive sins…”

Then he said to the paralytic,

“Get up, take your mat and go home.”

And the man got up and went home.

Matthew 9:4-7

Blessings of Jesus’ Sure Knowledge of Grief and Joy

…You will grieve,

but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy.

It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor.

When her child is born,

her anguish gives way to joy 

because she has brought a new baby into the world.

So you have sorrow now,

but I will see you again;

then you will rejoice,

and no one can rob you of that joy.

John 16:2-22

(Vivian & Johnny Williams–Together Again)