by Luke Kincaid
Regardless of what we are going through in this moment right now, I believe that we can be comforted and encouraged by the truth and importance of the centrality of Jesus.
Take a look at what Colossians 1:15-20 has to say:
15 He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
16 For everything was created by him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through him and for him.
17 He is before all things,
and by him all things hold together.
18 He is also the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that he might come to have
first place in everything.
19 For God was pleased to have
all his fullness dwell in him,
20 and through him to reconcile
everything to himself,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace
through his blood, shed on the cross.
Wow… I truly love what is communicated in these verses. David E. Garland summarizes them in the following way:
“Christ is preeminent over natural creation. He is not simply one among a number of spiritual powers; he is supreme. Christ is also preeminent over his new moral creation, the church. In Christ, his community experiences reconciliation to God as an accomplished fact and awaits the cosmic reconciliation of all things.
Jesus is supreme. There is none greater than Him. He is preeminent over natural creation as well as His church. And in Him we see that all things are being reconciled by His precious sacrifice.
Be encouraged today that this is how powerful and incredible our Saviour is and that He is available to each and every one of us. How humbling to know that we are welcome in the presence of the supreme power of Jesus and that He loves us more than we can fully comprehend.