The must have garment
This week I have been reading Colossians. The Apostle Paul wrote this letter around 601AD, from prison, to a church in Colosse (in Turkey). Even though Paul never went there, he wrote to encourage them how to live as Christians...
I love the ‘clothing’ imagery. We have a choice - do we wear it or not. Are you choosing to wear this ‘God clothing’ of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience? It’s some outfit! Also, Paul reminds his readers, to bear with and forgive one another - because God bears with and forgives us! Finally, back to clothing, the essential must have item...love. God’s love for all people, we share life with, and for the planet, God created for us to live on! Are you wearing these clothes today?
Gary Bastin - Hope Community Church leader