Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
God does not give of himself to us in partial measures. What we have of God, and from God, we have in abundance. He throws us a feast, even in the presence of our enemies. In God, our cup runneth over. He gives his children what they need, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, and poured into our laps.
When the Bible speaks about our savior, there are just a few pages to cover his birth, his miracles, his prayers. There are many pages taken with his teaching. And many more pages committed to his death, burial and resurrection. We have a rich account of his life and we have the undying testimony of the early church who were eyewitnesses to his glory.
The message of Christ should be as alive today among us as it was in the hearts and minds of those early believers. The message lives on in our dogged dedication to discipleship. The message lives on in the acts of love we perform in Jesus’ name. The message lives on as we die to ourselves in order that Christ might live through us.
When Christians, who have been deeply touched and blessed through their relationship with Christ, come together in worship, they cannot help but to lift their voices in joyous songs to God. Our hearts are full of gratitude to God for his abundant salvation.
Have you taken stock concerning how the message of Christ inhabits your life? Is it a welcomed guest? Does it come and go according to your mood? Or do you enjoy its permanent company as you learn from the founder and perfecter of our faith?