Gold Nugget or Mother Lode
For prospectors during the California Gold Rush, finding a gold nugget in a stream gravel bed was a relatively simple process. Stories suggest that in some places one could pull out flakes or nuggets by hand or by a simple process of “panning.” As time went on and the surface gold became less easily attained, more intense methods of mining began to develop, including what is known as “hard rock” mining. By digging mine shafts through hard rock, prospectors were searching for gold veins, hoping to hit a “mother lode,” or extremely rich source.
Sometimes Scripture is like this. There are abundant “gold nuggets” relatively simple to find, but with further digging our investigation yields an abundant source of knowledge, understanding, comfort, hope, and peace as we draw closer to our God and King. Colossians 1:15-20 is a perfect example of this. On the surface are many great concepts about our Savior, framed in beautiful linguistics. And as we dig deeper, we find an abundance of treasures as we learn to relate to Jesus even more.
Join us this Sunday as we continue our study of the book of Colossians and start to mine deeper into this incredible passage about the preeminence of Christ.