Today's Verse: Colossians 3:4 (KJV)

Thursday, March 4, 2004

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When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
— Colossians 3:4 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Today, my world is beautiful — great weather, wonderful church, loving spouse, great kids, and blessed with all I truly need. But this will change. Life is bound up with mortality. Love is connected with imperfect people. Separation by geographical distance, disagreement, and death are bound to happen to a certain extent. The incredible blessing I have in Christ, however, is that my true and lasting life is hidden with Christ in God. So while things may be good in my life now, they're always vulnerable to being touched by mortality. When Christ comes, they will be gloriously perfect and unstained by evil, death, or decay. Now that's good news!

My Prayer...

Holy and Righteous God, thank you so much for your overwhelming and generous grace that saved me from sin. Thank you for Jesus, whose resurrection from the dead ensures my ultimate transformation into life forever with you, and the resurrection reunion that I will have with all those who belong to you. Until that day, when I get to praise you face to face, please receive my thanks and praise in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of Colossians 3:4 (KJV) — When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.