In seven verses, St. Paul gathers the whole meaning of Christ’s coming from heaven to save us, then returning to heaven, continuing to share his glory with us. The verses are like a dancer or Olympic ice skater—hands way high, then dropping down, then lifted high again.
As you read, feel this movement inside yourself. While Jesus returned to heaven after the resurrection, the Holy Spirit continues to live inside us. So when you go through your own ups and downs in your feelings, know that joy and peace are right behind any negative feelings, ready to lift you high once again.
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.