Col. 1:19 ...In him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.  

While visiting old friends I introduced them to a family tradition of  mine.  Ignoring the conventional food groups, we instead had large bowls of popcorn and apple slices for a Sunday evening supper.  They were delighted and we chomped away until we were stuffed.

Food is what we usually think about when we hear the word fullness.  We like our bellies full, whether  from a Easter Feast, a Christmas Dinner, or just popcorn on a Sunday night.  Christ understood this. He had compassion on thousands who came to hear him speak, and allowed his disciple to pick grain on Saturday when they were hungry.  He was invited to dinners and feasts, and had supper with friends on the last night of his earthly life.

But Jesus made it clear that he had greater food to give.  He is the Bread of Life.  He gives the living water.  His body and blood are the spiritual food we need for forgiveness.  Because of Jesus’ perfect life, the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in him. Because the fullness of God will never be depleted, he has the power to give grace and mercy to all who believe.

Just as we look forward to our unconventional dinners we can also look forward to a time when we will be filled as Christ was.  Paul prayed for us in
Eph. 3 , and we too pray  “...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith...that you will know the love of Christ that surpasses all understanding and that you may be filled with the fullness of God.” 

I am renaming this one..."the fullness of God"
Too Cute

Be blessed this day and be a blessing to someone else today. Know you are loved...
See you next Monday, Monika

Enjoy some of the Creations from the CAST Team....


Bread of Life by Cherryscreations

Comments (8)

On March 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Cherry's Creations said...

Great blog post, what a good reminder to walk in the fullness He has for us. Thanks for such a great word! Thank you also for including y items :0)

On March 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Tricia said...

What a wonderful reminder! Great post Monika! ♥♥♥

On March 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Sherri Ward said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Lovely, lovely items!

On March 24, 2011 at 7:03 PM , starrynightimpressions said...

Love the post Monika, such inspiring words and thoughts PTL,

On March 24, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are great, thanks for sharing...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

On March 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Thanks for the encouragement and reminder. Gorgeous items featured too :-)

btw, we have hot tea and cold finger food (cheese, crackers, fruit, olives, or whatever is in the frig) on Sunday nights.

On March 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM , sammysgrammy said...

Wonderful message, Monika. Thank you

On March 24, 2011 at 8:08 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

We can never be too full of the Lord!

Thanks, Monika.