Reflecting on God’s Word …

Supreme above all!

Colossians 1:15-20 NLT

[15] Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,

[16] for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.

[17] He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.

[18] Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything.

[19] For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,

[20] and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

Reflection

This passage of Scripture gives us such a summary of Christ’s supremacy over all things that it is considered one of the most important texts about Christ and Salvation in the Bible.

Through Jesus Christ, God reconciled everything to himself. Through Him, God made peace with everything by His blood on the cross. It’s a message that many do not want to hear, but it’s at the core of the work of salvation.

Take a few moments to re-read this passage of Scripture and pause to reflect on the sentences that contain the word “everything”.

God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ