Knowledge Expert (Colossians 1:15-17)

Many years ago, I was hired to be a consultant pathologist for a laboratory in a small hospital. There were eleven people in the hospital administration and all directly reported to the medical director, who was also one of the owners of the hospital. Ten of these people had official job titles like Director of Nursing or Director of Human Resources. One woman, who was the medical director’s executive secretary, always bemoaned her lack of an official title, claiming she was just a secretary. One day at a staff meeting, the medical director had enough and turned to her and declared, “Sally, you are always complaining that you don’t have a title. You keep me organized but you do much more for this hospital. You make sure the departments speak to each other. You know the life story of every employee who has ever worked here. You know how to get things for our hospital when others do not even know where to begin.” His face beamed as he made this proclamation. “You are the Knowledge Expert! This is your official title!”

Every organization seems to have someone who has their finger on every granular aspect of operations. They are the glue for an organization and while they may not have an official title, they are the true knowledge experts within their sphere of influence. In the administrative hierarchy of the company, she was the lowest in rank but her importance was undeniable, second only to the owner. She held everything together. This sounds familiar!

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:15-17 (ESV)

Jesus Christ holds Creation together; He is literally the binding glue that allows the Universe to exist. He did not come to our world as a rich man, a ruler of a nation, or even a professional like a lawyer. He was born to a poor couple, the son of a carpenter. He lived the life of an itinerant preacher and was executed on the Cross like a common criminal. His humble position belied the glory of the God Incarnate, living amongst us as a Man. 

If an organization is fortunate to have a knowledge expert, operations will undoubtedly run smoothly. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have the true and perfect Knowledge Expert as your glue to hold your life together. 

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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