Colossians 1:11-20 Things Visible and Invisible (Edstrom)2017-03-22T04:46:18+00:00

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Colossians 1:11-20

Things Visible and Invisible

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Colossians 1:11-20

Things Visible and Invisible

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Click here to see beautiful microscopic images from inside the human body including blood cells and neurons:

Think about this: “For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible…” (1:16).

This Bible verse tells us that God made “all things.” We give thanks for the things we can see – our food, our friends and family, our homes, and for the beauty of the world. The rivers, mountains, trees, flowers, and animals of the natural world are just a few of the wonderful gifts from God. You could make a long, long list of the things we see and give thanks for in our world.

We don’t often think about those invisible things that are so important to our lives. Think about the way our bodies are so perfectly made and balanced. There are many invisible things that occur within our bodies.

Think about the electrical signals carried to and from your brain all the time – those signals that make all sorts of things happen – walking, talking, seeing, feeling…

Think about the tiny blood cells that travel through your body and carry oxygen so important to our health.

Think about the tiny bones inside your ear that allow you to hear, or the cells in your eyes that allow you to see light and color.

Think about the muscles under the skin of your face which allow you to smile.

In addition to the things we have talked about, there are hormones and other substances in your body that do all sorts of necessary things.

There are many invisible things that occur within our bodies, but also all around us in the world. Let’s remember to give thanks for the things we can see and the things we cannot see: “things visible and things invisible.”

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

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