Thursday, December 16, 2010

Colossians 3:14-15 -- On Perfection, Peace, and Puzzle Glue

"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful."
Colossians 3:14-15

These verses make me feel more grounded.  The first verse saying that charity is the bond of perfectness makes me think of glue, which is a way to bond things together.  And charity is kind of like that.  It isn't just love, which can be jealous and corrupt and selfish sometimes, but it is a pure kind of love... God's love, which bonds everything together, and makes us part of each other, and part of God.  Even though sometimes we feel oddly shaped and like we don't fit in, it's that bond that puts us all together in the puzzle and makes us all perfect, and whole, and complete.
The second verse is amazing as well.   Let the peace of God rule in your hearts... wow.  I think that so often we let something else rule in our hearts besides God and his peace.   Our anger, or frustration, or loneliness, or desire, or sorrow, or despair... so many things fighting for supremacy in there... but if we take a step back and let God in, all of that either goes away, or falls into a manageable place.   We get back our calm (which is really HIS calm) and we're able to make rational choices again. :) Just like in Alma 38:5... the more we trust God, the more we are delivered.   And oh, how thankful we should be to even be able to think straight sometimes. :) Today, let's accept some of the love and peace that God is offering to us, and then offer love and peace to the people around us as well.

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