"Christ is all…" Col. 3:11
"He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own[d] did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name."
"And the Word became 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."
When we underestimate Jesus we lose something of our own humanity and our future. When we do not see Jesus as “all “ we let someone or something else occupy the space reserved for only Him.
When the church underestimates Jesus the church’s love grows weak and sick. The church where Jesus is not all is living in lack and not in abundance.
When I underestimate Jesus my love grows anemic and I live in lack and not in abundance.
Look again at the worlds “Jesus is all”. If we underestimate Jesus in our evaluation of reality the consequences can be much more profound than we imagine.
Losing the right to become “children of God” is no small thing. It is all. When we underestimate Jesus we always lose something and we can end up with nothing.