“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
(Colossians 1:11-20 ESV)
So I know it’s all heady. But this is no disembodied spirit being described. This is not an emotionless Jedi or a distant godfather dishing out candy or threatening to blow out kneecaps. The funny thing about God is how much time he actually spends saying, “Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose heart. Stay strong and courageous, because I’m here and I’m going to do something. I have seen; I have heard; I know; I have come; and I will deliver you.”
The same Spirit that hovered over the deep before creation, that empowered judges, prophets, kings, and mighty men, that spoke visions and oracles to prophets and raised Christ from the dead is now dwelling within every last one of us who is called by his name.
This God who cannot be described in under a thousand words has described himself in Jesus the Christ. We wanted God with skin on, and he came. He painted us a picture. And for whatever reason so many of us keep trying to paint over it. And he wants to be known.
I know that because he broke the fourth wall.
So many people out there have so many questions: And I’m not going to be trite. But in the same way you’re never going to understand a man’s actions until you know the man, so you will not even begin to understand everything that goes on in the world until you first begin to know the One running it.
And he really is here.
“The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’”