Weekly Devotional – Pastor Wayne
“We Proclaim Him.”
Colossians 1:28 – “We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”
The sun was slowly rising as we crossed the state line and entered the warm palm tree paradise of Florida. We had driven through the night from Chicago and could hardly wait to lay our very white bodies down on sandy beaches and listen to ocean tides.
What I still recall with amazing clarity in those last few hours before arrival were the countless number of brightly lit outdoor billboards along the roadside. Each one boldly and often brashly proclaiming the wonders that awaited us. Promises of breath-taking beauty, life-changing experiences, never-ending sunshine and ever-welcoming hosts.
It makes me wonder what I am proclaiming with my one and only life. Am I promising things I simply cannot deliver? Am I exaggerating the joy and peace a temporary here-and-now experience will bring? Like a billboard screaming a message in the pre-dawn darkness that cannot be ignored, am I declaring a truth or pointing to a person that must be acknowledged above all other competing messages?
I want to proclaim Jesus Christ.
Jesus; the Son of God, the promised Messiah, the King of all Kings, the blessed Redeemer, the Lord above any lord, the Saviour of all, the Way and the Truth and the Life.
Father in Heaven,
The Holy Narrative is first and foremost a story about Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Help me admonish and teach everyone with all wisdom so that everyone may become fully mature in Him.