Colossians · Exegesis of Light

For this cause…

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
[Colossians 1:9]

“For this cause…” This phrase stirs up embers to flames in me. Is there not a cause? Is there not a reason to live above the narcissism of self? Is there not a greater hope…a more compelling vision unveiled in Jesus Christ? Should we not be moved by this revelation and live hence for Him who died but now lives for ever more? There is a cause! It is found in the Lordship and Kingdom of Jesus Christ! In Him, I find reason to live above the realm of my selfish desire…I have found an eternal cause worth living for…yea, worth dying for! The call is sublime. I have been lifted into the Light. Now I lift men also into the Light. I push back the boundaries of Darkness; I say to them…” thus far have you come, but hitherto no more!” I am the bringer of the Kings Justice – in manifest power…the revealer of His Word…I say to the blind, see! I say to the deaf, hear! I say to the lost, you are found! I say to the depressed and downcast, you are lifted! His Grace is stronger….always stronger still! In Him, I am called to a throne. Joint heir with the firstborn! In Him, In Him…I see the answer to the question- “Is there not a cause?”. I have gazed steadily and now I shout triumphantly “Yea Yea Amen!!”
Selah.

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