Colossians 1:27 - How to Get Jesus Hugs.

Colossians 1:27 (NIV) To them God has chosen 
to make known among the Gentiles the glorious 
riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the 
hope of glory.  

Colossians 1:27 (NLT) For God wanted them to 
know that the riches and glory of Christ are for 
you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: 
Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of 
sharing his glory.  

Colossians 1:27 (CWR) God wants to use you 
to attract others to Him with the glorious 
riches of what has been revealed and which is seen 
by Christ living in you, who is our only hope 
of glory. 


   As we contemplate the great things of 
God's word, we look into a fountain that broadens 
and deepens beneath our gaze. Its breadth and 
depth pass our knowledge. As we gaze, the vision 
widens; stretched out before us we behold a 
boundless, shoreless sea.   
   Such study has vivifying power. The mind 
and heart acquire new strength, new life.   
   This experience is the highest evidence 
of the divine authorship of the Bible. We 
receive God's word as food for the soul, through the 
same evidence by which we receive bread as food 
for the body. Bread supplies the need of our 
nature; we know by experience that it produces blood 
and bone and brain. Apply the same test to the 
Bible; when its principles have actually become the 
elements of character, what has been the result? what 
changes have been made in the life? "Old things are 
passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 
Corinthians 5:17. In its power, men and women have 
broken the chains of sinful habit. They have 
renounced selfishness. The profane have become 
reverent, the drunken sober, the profligate pure. 
Souls that have borne the likeness of Satan have 
been transformed into the image of God. This 
change is itself the miracle of miracles. A change 
wrought by the word, it is one of the deepest 
mysteries of the word. We cannot understand it; we can 
only believe, as declared by the Scriptures, it 
is "Christ in you, the hope of glory." 
Colossians 1:27. ED171-172 


Jesus Hugged Me
   Ruthie and I have a friend who is a 
nurse. Not a bed-side nurse, you understand. 
Shes the kind of nurse who gives physicals, blood 
tests, and other procedures when people are seeking 
specific jobs where health issues are important. She 
meets some very interesting folks. 
   She (Arlene) herself grew up in a 
Christian church, but a church she describes as 
very toxic. She was taught from an early age 
that God was hard to please and was probably 
pretty angry with her no matter how hard she tried 
to be good. She describes how the main 
exposure she got to God was what she called, 
hellfire and damnation.  
   When she became a young adult she tired 
of the whole environment and walked away. Away 
from the church, away from God, away from the 
whole Christianity scene. Now at least she could 
sleep nights. 
   Recently, though, she met a delightful 
Christian man and fell in love. He began to share with 
her about the God he knew. A God who loved her 
so much He didnt even want to spend eternity 
without her (DA417). She fell in love, not only with 
Vernon, but also with Vernons God. 
   He taught her about prayinghow she 
could pray about everything, any time, any where. 
She told us, I didnt know you could do 
that. I walk around now praying about everybody I 
meet. And her new love for God exponentially 
widened her ability to love everyone she met. 
   Early last week she sent us this text: 
I just wanted to share a special moment I had 
today. I had a 49-year old male come in for a drug 
screening and a physical for a new job. As we visited, 
he shared at length that he has 30-year-old 
twin boys who are both developmentally delayed 
with all the disadvantages that go with that 
condition. It was heart-rending. I listened attentively 
and offered some suggestions. Then I offered to 
pray for him. 
   When I finished he was quiet for a few 
moments, then he said, Maam, I have not been a 
believer but I feel like Jesus hugged me 
   I feel like Jesus hugged me today. 
What a delicious response to meeting a Christian 
who genuinely cared about him and his boys. One 
of our prayer partners said recently to a 
friend, God looks good in you.  
   We decided we could say the same about 
Arlene. [By Don Jacobsen; NAD Prayer Ministries] 


Colossians 1:27 - Christ in You, The Hope of 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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