Advent 2014 – Week 2 Day 5
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 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. 17 And 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, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. ~Colossians 1:15-20
In Christ, we learn to see. God who had been invisible is now present, tangible and visible—in flesh, in Christ.
Christ was first born. Before the creation of this world He was there with God as he created the heavens and the earth. Father, Son and Spirit together, hovering over the face of the waters.
We cannot comprehend the totality of creation—privy only to the realms that impact our senses. But there is so much more that will one day have our eyes opened to see.
All things come together in Christ, our Lord, our King, our Savior. He is our sacred head. He is the one who reigns over the church—the one who binds us.
Christ is the beginning. He is the word made flesh. Firstborn of the dead, he defeated death. He fulfilled the prophecies. He came to reconcile our wrongs. In flesh he was born, so that he could bring about peace by his blood.
Christ the first. Christ the last. Christ the always. Created for our sake—for our salvation.