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.
We often think of Jesus in terms of his time here on earth. But there’s so much more to him than what he revealed while he was walking among us.
From what Paul was saying in his letter to the church in Colossae, Christ is the agent through which the universe was created.
And on top of that, he is the agent through which the universe is sustained.
Imagine that, the very voice that spoke the earth into motion is the same voice that cried, “Father, forgive them!”
And the hands that hold the molecules together are the same hands that were pierced and bled so that ours wouldn’t have to.
Without Christ, we are nothing physically. We cannot live. We cannot exist.
And without Christ, we are nothing spiritually. We cannot be free. We cannot be loved.
This Jesus is more than the carpenter from Galilee who taught the world how to love.
This Jesus is our sustenance. He is our breath. He is our life.
He is our very existence.
”Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”