“I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of complete understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ. In him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:2-3
There is a phrase we use in the Church that has become so common we may have forgotten the meaning; “lost people.” When we say, “lost people,” we mean those who have never come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This means they are lost for all eternity, but it also means that they are lost in everyday life as well. If you have ever looked at the world around us, it is very clear that people are searching. They are searching for truth, meaning, peace, safety, comfort, purpose, and countless other things. This everyday lostness is a clear precursor to the lostness they will experience for eternity unless they see the Salvation that only comes through Jesus.
The truth is, “lost people,” are not the only ones who are searching. Those of us who know Christ also struggle with the big questions and the hard issues of our day. Unfortunately, we often turn to worldly sources to get the answers we are looking for. But the answers are only found in Christ. Do not make the mistake of thinking that Jesus only gives us guidance in “spiritual” or “theological” issues. Whatever your question is, Jesus is the only one who can answer it. Everything we need for life and living, whether it is in eternity or it is Wednesday, Jesus has it.
Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom to find every answer in Jesus. Teach us to find the small answers and big answers. Teach us to turn to him no matter what the question may be.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Shane Cannon