A WONDERFUL PLACE
BY KAREN SANKOWSKI
It is a wonderful place the Father has brought us to. We admit we can not see completely clear yet, but we can see it afar through faith. He has drawn us to himself. He has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His Love.
Col. 1: 12-13.
He has redeemed us through His blood. He has forgiven our sins. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Col.1:14.
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell. Col 1:18-19.
For without the head the body is dead. Without the head, you can not hear, you can not see, you can not be fed. Therefore you can not understand and come to the knowledge of the truth. A graphic picture of the unbelieving.
Praise God!! Our Father did not place us in a headless body, to wander about in darkness and confusion. He did however; give us a head; not just any head but THE HEAD Christ Jesus. We thank God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ for THE HEAD.
He has made peace through the blood of his cross. … And you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled; in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. Col. 1:20-22.
Jesus himself; prayed and asked the Father to keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are. John.17:11. Jesus also asked the Father not to take us out of the world, but that He would keep them from the evil. John 17:15.
This wonderful place does not come without conditions: We must continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.
There is coming a day for the believing men and women: when the request of Jesus will come to fruition: Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24.
We may only see a glimpse of this now, by faith. But we are looking forward to seeing this “Wonderful Place” in its fullness. And be forever with our Lord. Amen.