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Pleasantly Full

"For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell" (Colossians 1:19).

Oh that we could know what is in Christ so that we could experience His fullness! Scripture tells us that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1). "In Him was life; and the life was the light of men" (v.4). "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
. . . And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (vv.14,16-17). Part of Christ's fullness is the visible expression of our invisible God.

Likewise He was responsible for the creation, for "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made" (v.3). David, likewise, knew of this handiwork: "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein" (Psalm 24:1). The response of the creation should be: "Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together" (Psalm 98:7-8).

Beyond Jesus' fullness and that of the creation, there is a fullness of time; the expression of events, in order, according to His timetable. "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him" (Ephesians 1:10).

No doubt Jesus, as God, looked upon His creation of the world and time and took pleasure in it, calling it "very good" (Genesis 1:31). Likewise, as our text teaches, the Father took pleasure in revealing His character, bodily, in the person of Jesus in all His fullness. KBC

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