Verse: Colossians 2:18-19
18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
The other morning I woke up and grabbed my phone and just headed into my day without really looking at my phone. A little bit later in the day I was texting and I realized my phone was at 8%! How did that happen? I had plugged my phone in overnight like I always do! So I went and checked, and the cord I had used to charge it was dead. Even though I had plugged it in, it didn’t get any charge because the cord wasn’t working. The cord had lost connection to the power source (I bet you can see where I’m going with this!).
As I read this verse this morning I started thinking about my life. How connected to the “head” Jesus am I? Or am I trying to live life off a “false charge?” Have I “lost connection” to the Source?
There are people in the world, and maybe even in the church at large, who have “lost connection with the head.” Is that me? I love doing this with Scripture – pointing it at myself. It’s much easier to point it at others, isn’t it? It would be easy to list off some people in the world who have lost connection with Jesus. But what about you? What about me?
Is he really the one who supports me and holds me together and helps me grow? How connected am I to him? How dependent on him am I?
If you think about the your head (of your physical body), it’s pretty important! That is where the brain is – the nerve center – the source of all things that your body does. Your brain doesn’t just control cognition and thinking, it controls movement, it’s where emotions are stored, it even controls the stuff we don’t “think” about like breathing! Our physical body is completely and utterly dependent on our physical head.
In the same way, our spiritual life needs to be completely and utterly dependent on Christ. And only when we are, are we enabled to “grow” as he “causes” us to grow.
It’s a great reminder isn’t it? Take a moment this morning to talk to Jesus about how connected you are, and invite him to show you where you could be more connected!
Author: Christian Dunn