Christ: Christ is in All #4

“Our Provider”

Paul’s words are not only revelations of Christ’s person, but also of Christ’s provision. Christ’s “allness” offers us the opportunity to live abundantly (John 10:10). Just a few verses before this one, Paul summed it up: Christ is our life (Colossians 3:4).

There is no way to describe all the ways that Christ is our provider. There are too many to name even within the confines of our life here on earth. A read through the four gospels shows a myriad of ways Jesus provided for the needs of people. And before the end of each gospel, we see the Risen Christ continued providing for others.

When we step into the Book of Acts, the provisions multiply in example after example of how the risen Christ continued to be at work in the world through the Holy Spirit. Christ was/is “all and in all” to give us what we need to live as God intends. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul declared Christ’s provision plainly, “God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 45 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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