Those who know me sometimes comment about the way I usually end my correspondence. For many years instead of ending with “Sincerely Yours,” “Yours Truly,” or other rather traditional endings I use the closing phrase, “In Him.” It is my only “claim to fame”—that I am His child through no merit of my own! Consider some statements from Scripture about our relationship in Him.
Faith In Him ~ “For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ” (Colossians 2:5).
Redemption In Him ~ “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
Accepted In Him ~ “to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).
Rooted In Him ~ “Rooted and built up in Him” (Colossians 2:7).
Built Up In Him ~ “Rooted and built up in Him” (Colossians 2:7).
Walking In Him ~ “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6).
Complete In Him ~ “You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10).
summary: None of this should be surprising since, “In Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodilyColossians 2:9). ” (
Can you think of other “in Him” Scripture passages?
I also have been closing my blog and letters with In Him for many a year.
Ps 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices ; and with my song will I praise him.