I’ve been “Crashed!”

“All the fullness of deity lives in Christ’s body.  And you have been filled by him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.”        Colossians 2:9-10 CEB

I’m not a builder and would probably never try home renovations on my own, but I do enjoy some of those renovation programs on HGTV. One of my favorites is “Yard Crashers” where a landscape designer hangs out at a large chain hardware store until some unsuspecting  home owner agrees to take him home and let him redo their yard.

In an episode this past weekend, the designer taught the home owner’s wife how to make a raised bed for vegetables using concrete blocks. He dug a shallow, rectangular foundation for the blocks and placed a layer of mortar in the bottom of it, then laid out the first row.

Staggering the blocks, he simply  placed a second row on top of the first,  but didn’t use mortar to hold them together. Instead, he filled the holes in each cinder block with concrete. This bonded the blocks to each other and supported them from the inside out. Then he sided it with  a stone fascia block and capped the top of the wall of the raised bed with flat , rectangular, cut rocks. It looked great and even I could probably do that!

This morning’s verse reminds me of that raised bed construction. Christ  is our foundation and he  builds us according to his design. Then he fills us with all his divine power, not only holding us together, but giving us a functional purpose in his grand scheme of life.

Thank you Lord for “crashing” my life and making me over through your power and love! Amen.


About Bonnie Winters

I am a Pastor's Wife, Mom, Grandmom, writer, and crafter who loves God with all my heart! Life has been an interesting Journey, so why not pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and let's just share awhile!
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