"Not many of you have met me face-to-face, but that doesn’t make any difference. Know that I’m on your side, right alongside you.You’re not in this alone. I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery! I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries… I’m a long way off, true, and you may never lay eyes on me, but believe me, I’m on your side, right beside you..."
Colossians 2:1-5, The Message
I may not meet most of you this side of heaven, but the reason I share my heart so often in this online space is that I believe in you and I want to cheer you on. But I'm only one of many others in a great company of others on earth who are cheering you on in your God-given purpose.
You have been created with a lovely, unique, strategic, for-such-a-time-as-this purpose. Sometimes it may feel like your purpose and calling is a great mystery. There is so much we don't fully know and understand, but the beautiful thing is God wants to reveal things to you that seem like a mystery.
All we need, and all we need to know, are found in Jesus Christ. There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, making known things that were once hidden and unknown, and revealing them to us by His Spirit. He wants you to know HIS heart for your life, not just what the world is saying.
I love that He uses ordinary people to come alongside one another... weaving us into a beautiful tapestry of love... cheering each other on, extending grace, rising up in strength, fighting for (not against) one another, speaking life over each other, and praying boldly so our faith is strengthened.
So, dear friends, near, far, those I’ve met and those I haven’t (yet)… if I could look you in the eyes, I would, and I’d encourage you to be confident and at rest… eyes focused on Christ. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Jesus and He will reveal Himself to you. And lest you wonder, I am on your side. I believe in you.
P.S. this print is available for purchase as a reminder to yourself or to encourage a friend.