The Icon of God

David Landegent

READ : John 14:8-11 [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God. (Col. 1:15) Most of us never see the complex codes behind the computer programs we use. Instead we see simple, visible icons on the screen that provide us with access to the programs. When we double-click on the icon of a document, for instance, the invisible code goes into operation, and we can then read and change the document. The word icon comes from the Greek word eikon, …

Christ the Center

David Landegent

READ : Colossians 1:15-20 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd. (Rev. 7:17 NIV) Macular degeneration is a disease that affects the center of the eye's retina. Those who suffer from it cannot focus on what is directly in front of them, such as a book, screen, or face. Their peripheral vision is okay, but they cannot see the center. Some Christians suffer from spiritual macular degeneration; they lose sight of what is central. …

Not Falling Apart

David Landegent

READ : Psalm 46:1-7 In him all things hold together. (Col. 1:17) I get a little anxious whenever I follow a truck carrying large items held in place by a few straps. If those straps were to break, my life would be in immediate danger from piles of lumber, tires, or steel rods bouncing toward me down the highway. Yet the straps keep everything from falling apart. But what about other things that seem to be falling apart in our …