We were chosen to belong to our heavenly Father long before we were born to earthly parents. However, when we were brought into this world, sin entered into us, causing separation from Him. Jesus had to seek us out once more in order to save us. Living in this fallen world makes this more difficult because we need to choose Jesus too.
If we do choose Him though, He gives us a great promise. Once we actively seek him out, we are guaranteed to bear great fruit, just like the first disciples. He sought each one out and called them each by name. Imagine being called by your name by Jesus! He has called you for a specific purpose and has a special plan just for you. Jesus healed the sick and drove out demons. He is asking us to do that now.
“Brothers and sisters: As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Col 2:6
We are truly made in the spirit, breathed into us by the Lord of creation, and therefore our lives and actions should be conducted based on the Spirit’s will for us. That we are united as brothers and sisters in Christ should hold deep significance and bring us closer together since we are all being sought after by Him, not only to be closer to Him but to each other.
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How wonderful to know that we can make a real difference for good in this troubled world! Through the power of our Creator, united with His Son and our brother, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit who guides us, we can continue giving hope and healing to all our brothers and sisters who need it, just as the crowds needed the healing touch and inspiring words of Jesus. Instead of lamenting that Jesus is no longer on earth when we could use His saving presence, we can bring that divine presence to others if we are open to following in His footsteps as the first disciples did.
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