Choir practice is always a great time. The nature of practice calls for repetition and, our Chapel Choir is repeating marvelous praises and songs of adoration and awe of our Lord. Almost without realizing it we are being immersed in the presence of our heavenly Father and Son. Our hearts are drawn together and we're becoming ever closer and more caring as a group. Towards the end of practice tonight it occurred to me that life just doesn't get better here on planet earth than it is when we are in the family of God. What could I possibly add to the equation that would add to the value of life, when Jesus has come in and made His home within? Yet, there is something in our nature that tends to be out of rest, a part of our heart that thinks I need something more to be complete. There is this idea that we harbor that someday we'll turn a corner, enter a new phase, reach a higher plateau, put the problems behind...that somehow we're missing out and we need something more. As we reflect on this, though, we know that there is absolutely nothing more to add to our lives. I think we need to resist this thought that we are incomplete.
Colossians 2, verse 8-10: "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power."
If there are experiences, things, relationships or anything I need to really be complete, I can count on the One who is the "head of all principality and power" to weave them into my life.