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When people mention “the domino effect,” they are typically talking about setting up dominos end over end and arranging them into some kind of design in order to tip the first one and begin the chain reaction. But there’s another type of domino effect in which a two-inch tall domino can topple a larger domino, which can topple an even larger domino, and eventually topple the Empire State Building.
And so it is with Colossians, a treasure trove of proverbial dominos, each holding enormous capacity to topple things far exceeding its size. And when arranged together, they hold the ever-present possibility to tip fresh movements of awakening. That’s exactly what happened from the moment Jesus began calling disciples to follow him. One life tipped into another life which tipped into a family, which tipped into a village and a town and a countryside and a region.
The dominoes tipped from the Upper Room with 120 people to the day of Pentecost with three thousand and all the way to the present day and some two billion Christians around the world. In domino effect terms we’ve been to the moon and back a thousand times and the dominoes are still falling. Impossible things keep happening. And great awakenings are still on the horizon.