Colossians 1:15-20: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
TODAY’s WORD is irresistible, and it’s an adjective that means too attractive and tempting to be resisted; too powerful or convincing to be resisted; and this is GOD’s WORD: JESUS, our Bridegroom, Savior, Lord of lords, King of kings, and SON of GOD, is IRRESISTIBLE, BETTER than chocolate, SWEETER than sin, and what’s more amazing is JESUS LOVES US, and He wants to spend eternity with us.
And this is the LIGHT, the HOPE, and the TRUTH in GOD’s WORD: JESUS is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE and no one comes to the FATHER except through Him, and ALL THINGS were CREATED THROUGH and FOR JESUS, and as SOULED-OUT believers—MATCHES MADE IN HEAVEN—we are DRAWN by GOD to His Son, JESUS, and most of our lives are WELL-SPENT and LIVED LOUD for Him—JESUS—because of the blood He shed—the price He paid in full for us—on Calvary’s Cross, for He gave His life for us and paid the BRIDE PRICE, the debt for our sins—our lawlessness and rebellion—which was death—and we are His, bought and paid for—redeemed, saved, and reconciled through Him to His Father, GOD, who is GOOD, JUST, HOLY, and LOVING.
Like the PRINCESS BRIDE, we are royalty, watching and waiting for HIM, our BRIDEGROOM, our ONE TRUE LOVE: JESUS.
Like WIVES ALREADY, we’re getting our personal affairs in order, so we’ll be ready to GO when our HUSBAND comes.
No matter where we’ve been, what we’ve been through, we come—some heartbroken, some burned out, some hungry, some thirsty, some weary and worn—our hope, future, and expectations in Him, GOD. And no matter our circumstances, our bad choices, insecurities, mistakes, fears, and flaws, when he calls us, we come from every background, race, nation, generation, because we know He is everything we need and with Him, all things are possible; without Him, we can do nothing.
So, coming from darkness, we are drawn to the LIGHT of the WORLD: JESUS, the SON of GOD.
Coming from the deserts of life—the wilderness of sin—we are drawn to the WELL of GOD, the LIVING WATER—JESUS CHRIST—and we are equipped and empowered through the HOLY SPIRIT to do what GOD called and created us to do, for His glory and honor.
Coming from death spiritually, we are drawn to the RESURRECTION and BREATH of LIFE of GOD, JESUS—and we are REVIVED, REFRESHED, RENEWED, and TRANSFORMED into NEW CREATIONS in CHRIST.
Why do we love JESUS? Follow Him? Wait for Him? Work for Him? Share the Gospel of the Kingdom? Why are we attracted to Him? Why do we live for Him? Die for Him? Because we were created and made for Him, and He’s good for us—better than chocolate, sweeter than sin—and the truth of the matter is this: JESUS is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and He’s eternally, faithfully, and quite simply, IRRESISTIBLE!