So, I find myself STUCK in chapter two!! I should be nearing the end of Chapter three by now or even further. The middle of Chapter two hit me hard and so I was just stuck there ruminating. Now, I'm just stuck.
Colossians 2:6-7 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Overflowing with thankfulness
It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I arrived at this section just before graduation season and it was just perfect for my desire for high school graduates in particular. So many young people who have professed a faith in Christ leave home and their church family and completely turn their backs on everything they know is right to experience what they think they are missing. This is my desire for them that they would be strengthened in their faith and not be so weak as to walk away from it.
But that last bit, overflowing with thankfulness. How had I missed that?? Forty some-odd years and yet I guess I've just skimmed over that part, missed it completely! So, I have been stuck this summer on "overflowing with thankfulness." Rooted, grounded, strengthened in the faith, continuing to live in him all these years, YES! But overflowing with thankfulness?? I must confess, I don't think my life reflects that at all. So, here I find a challenge within a challenge. While I need to get on with the memorizing and try to catch up with my sister so we can finish what we set out to do, I need to overflow with thankfulness!!