Firsfruits Prayer Scarf
This passage in Colossians is one of my favorites. It feels like a triumphant crescendo. It's a revelation of Christ being the first, the foremost, and the center of all things. This revelation elicits unshakeable confidence in His unwavering strength, His sovereignty, and His power to keep His promises - promises that extend even to those who feel undeserving.
Christ, as the 'First Fruit', represents the first of a great harvest offered to God, a sort of divine tithe.
I chose grapes because of the symbolism throughout scriptures of wine and Christ as the vine, illustrating our calling to be like Him and share His love with others, as we embody and spread the spiritual fruits that stem from our relationship with Him.
Embrace the triumphal message of Colossians 1:15-23, which empowers us to trust in His preeminent power and encourages us to overcome feelings of condemnation, unworthiness, or being downtrodden.
The name of this scarf comes from 1 Corinthians 15:20, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.”
YHWH in bold letters
Jesus's name in Hebrew
2 uplifting Bible passages:
Colossians 3:4 ESV
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Colossians 1:15-23 NASB
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And although you were previously alienated and hostile in attitude, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His body of flesh through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven.