Friday 6 December, 2013
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
What an amazing description of Jesus. Allowing this to sink in takes time and effort. Jesus created all things, and He is the beginning and end of all things.
What strikes me is that He is before all things – that is He is preeminent, the first, the one who leads all things and holds all things together.
He is the glue.
For me this means I need to submit to Him in all things, willingly, not grudgingly.
Father, help me to bring due honour, without reserve to my King Jesus.
Some parts of the Bible are are purely descriptive, what is called doctrine. There is no way to respond other than amazement.
From this passage we can peek behind the curtain of the universe. We learn that the Jesus is in-charge of all things and yet He sacrificed himself to make a pathway between us and God.
When Alanis Morissette sang ‘What If God Was One Of’ the notion was ‘what would He be like?’. Colossians 1:15 answers that, ‘like Jesus’.