13 “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”

-Colossians 2:13-15

I thank you Lord for making me alive in Christ.  Thank you for making me your child.  I was apart from you before Jesus.  “Uncircumcision of your sinful nature” reminds me that I was once not a part of your chosen people.  A people, a race, defined not by genetic, physical, or cultural traits, but defined by faith in you.  In fact, we are defined by what you nailed to the cross.  You nailed the law to the cross, which divided all humanity from being able to be united in faith.  You also won against the powers of this world, whether human or spiritual.  The world thought they were humiliating you on that cross, but actually you disarmed them that day.  When you woke up from that stone bed into life again, you triumphed over all.  Thank you for taking your sin to the cross for us.  We don’t deserve it, but you did it anyway.  Thank you for giving us life now and in the life to come.  All this is possible because you triumphed over all by the cross.

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