Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Who's Onboard

“…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27b)

We’ve all seen pictures (or the real thing) of the plane on which the a sitting President of the United States flies. Emblazoned on the side, as you well know is “Air Force One.” But, in truth, any plane on which he travels is designated Air Force One. You see, it’s not the name on the outside, but the esteemed person on the inside that gives the aircraft the right and distinction of being called the President’s plane.

The same is true of those who call themselves Christians. The verification of a true Christian is not outward paraphernalia, spiritual clichés, and good deeds, which may be emblazoned on his or her life, as good as they may be, it’s the esteemed Person on the inside. Second Corinthians four, verse seven tells us that we believers “have this treasure (Jesus Christ) in earthen vessels.” The vessel may be battered and chipped, altogether quite ordinary, but the Treasure makes us special.

And be sure of this, dear ones, with the Son of God “on board,” you and I can rightfully be designated the children of God…and we can fly!  

“They that wait upon the Lord…shall mount up with wings as eagles…” Isa. 40:31  

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