Colossians 1:16-17 Ebenezer

God is beyond my understanding. God is beyond anything we can ever hope to comprehend. He IS. And God–our creator–loves us as a family and as individuals in that family. He loves you. He loves me. We have His promise of that love. And in hard times I cling to that promise, look back on my life to see His presence there, and proclaim, “Ebenezer” which means that up until this very moment God has never backed away from that promise and He won’t back away now. Read Psalm 22 the next time you are backed up against a wall, and with David you will come to proclaim “Ebenezer.”
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Colossians 1:15-18 (The Message)
We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.
 
Why study the Bible this way? If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind. If you want to remember it, you can think of what  you drew.
Want to share? I invite your comments and an upload of your own drawings.

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