The biblical story shows how humanity often chooses a way of life apart from God and suffers as a result. God knows how painful it is to be separated from him. He wants to be close to humanity, so he sends Jesus to make peace. Through Jesus, all things are being restored to harmony with God again.

Read: Colossians 1:19-23

Reflection and Discussion Questions:

According to this passage, what did God want to do, and how did he accomplish his desire through Jesus?

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