Colossians – You are hid with Christ in God

August 5, 2015

We are finishing our summer travels with Paul with his letter to the Colossians, a city in southern Asia Minor (present-day Turkey).  The authorship is uncertain. It was either written in Paul’s name by one of his disciples, or it was written by Paul himself while imprisoned in Rome near the end of his life. (The New Oxford Annotated Bible, p. 2067)
In Colossians 3:3, Paul writes, “Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”  That verse makes me think of being a transparency for Truth, as Mrs. Eddy wrote in Miscellaneous Writings:
That individual is the best healer who asserts himself the least, and thus becomes a transparency for the divine Mind, who is the only physician; the divine Mind is the scientific healer. (Mis. 59:26)
I also love Colossians 3:23, 24:
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (English Standard Version)
That certainly puts our employment in proper perspective!

Comment from a reader – Thanks for your citations.  Your email citations point to patience and humility.

Thanks also for going out of the way for others. At times i cannot make it to my own areas Church Services, so, it is a comfort to read and study yours.
Have you considered posting on Thursdays, some testimonies?  I am sure you must have since you are keen to such things.  But maybe Your plate is full.
You guys have a great website page!

My reply – When I first started the website, the church committee felt that I should only use testimonies that have appeared from TMC. So, when someone local has a MC published testimony, then I do link to it. Many of our members are still hesitant about being on social media, but we are becoming more comfortable every day!