Colossae was strategically located along a trade route that led east to west from the Euphrates Valley to the city of Ephesus and the Aegean Sea.
This strategic location gave the church opportunity to exert great influence over the traveling merchantmen and engage them in helping to spread the gospel message.
Did they utilize their location and material wealth to do so?
Were they overtaken by the angel worship that had deceived many in the surrounding areas?
Did they fulfill their ministry?
Many questions remain.
Those Colossians that survived after the great earthquake occupied a small village and continued there until another earthquake destroyed the area. Hopefully, their godly influence remained long after the demise of their great city.
Where has God strategically placed you?
Are you utilizing that placement to help spread the gospel message?
Are you fulfilling the ministry to which you are called?
What influence will remain after you leave this world?