Daily Office Readings for Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter: Year 1
Morning, Psalm 45; Evening, Psalms 47 and 48;
Wisdom 3:1 to 9; Colossians 1:15 to 23; Luke 6:12 to 26:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:15 to 17)
Two years ago on the 23rd of April, 2021, at about 5:45 am, as I was publishing my blog, four human beings were launched into space to join the International Space Station. I paused to take the picture shown here. I took this picture with my phone from my front porch in North Carolina. For me it was visible. For many others it was not. They either didn’t know to look for it or were not where they could see it. They must trust my word and my picture.
The writer to the Church in Colossae informs the believers, including us, that our Lord Jesus “Himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” We must trust his word. Aboard this spacecraft were two American astronauts, a Japanese astronaut and a French astronaut for total of four people.
The words of the writer to the Colossians reminds me that, for “In Him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through Him and for Him.” We are also flying a drone on Mars. God is working through us to enlighten us about the majesty of God and creation. Now, if we could just figure out how to better love and serve one another on the surface of the Earth. Maybe it starts with America, Japan and France in a capsule in space. Perhaps besides the cell study that was they planned, maybe just being together in that spacecraft will be the human experiment that will prove most informative. Thank You Lord Jesus.
Please keep up your thoughts and prayers and hopes for Ukraine, Russia, Sudan, South Sudan and our schools.
As we listen to what the Spirit of God is saying to us, let us live to love and serve, and to teach others to love and serve, while pondering anew what the Almighty can do. John