And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Jesus You are the Head of all things. You are head of the universe, You are head of our world. Nothing happens that You do not plan for. And You are present in every part of Your creation. Most specially, You are Head of Your church. We exist to do Your will.
How do we know Your will? We have Your words recorded in Scripture and Your apostles’ and prophets’ words. And we have Your own voice still speaking to us today. There probably is no excuse for not knowing what You want us to do, but somehow it seems we often miss the mark. Sometimes we assume we know what You would have us do because it’s what we’ve “always” done. Sometimes we are too scared to do what we know or think we should do. Sometimes we are just too lazy to find out.
This does not leave us feeling as if we are Your body, Your fullness. We feel empty and powerless. We need our hearts enlightened to know the hope of our calling and the riches of Your inheritance in us and the exceeding greatness of Your power toward us. Help us, Lord Jesus.