Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

THE GRASP Vol 11 No 14

August 7, 2012

Dear Friend,

During the 2012 Summer Olympics we have watched Gabby Douglas grasping the parallel bars, Serena Williams grasping her tennis racket, and rowers grasping their oars, all seeking to grasp an Olympic victory.

These pictures remind me of William Barclay’s wonderful translation of Paul’s words recorded in Philippians 3:12, “I seek to grasp that for which I have been grasped by Jesus Christ.”  

You and I are in “The Grasp” of Jesus Christ.  His powerful loving embrace never lets us go as he tightly holds you and me to himself.

At the same time we are encouraged by the apostle Paul to practice our own version of “The Grasp” as we hold on to that to which our Lord holds us – a personal relationship with him, a life worthy of him, and a life offered in the service of others.

May you hold on to the One who holds you and know our Lord’s strength and encouragement this day!

With joy - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2012 E. Stanley Ott