Wow… What a Savior!!! The Lord Jesus Christ!!! I read Colossians 1:16-23 again this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” and it left me in awe of who Jesus really is…
He reveals God… accurately, fully and completely!
He was creator… involved in creating everything that exists!
He is eternal… He existed before time, was revealed in time, and now exists beyond time!
He is sustainer of everything in the universe!
He is the supreme of “his body” – His redeemed people – the Church!
He is preeminent over everything!
He is the cosmic reconciler over everything that has experienced the impact of sin … the cosmos, creation itself, and fallen humanity!
Here it is in the inspired words of Scripture… a passage that every Christian should memorize…
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent. For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, He has now reconciled in His body of flesh by His death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before Him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel.” (Colossians 1:15–23 ESV)