Thursday, April 17, 2008

Who’s the creator?

Who created the world and everything in it? God did right? Right, but more specifically we see in Colossians 1 that Jesus was the member of the Godhead that was the creator of all things in heaven and on earth. John also points out in his gospel that Jesus, the Word, made all things.

Paul continues in Colossians to point out that Jesus is also the one who holds all things together, He is the head of the church, and He is supreme. With this in mind, it is interesting to think that (1) Jesus created all things including man, (2) man fell and sin entered the world, and so (3) Jesus was then the member of the trinity that came down to earth to redeem it and restore it back to Him. As Paul said, He reconciled to Himself all things by making peace through His blood.

This makes Jesus not only our savior, but also our creator - the creator of life and the creator of new life. I guess what I am saying is that Jesus is awesome, He is big, He is the creator and the redeemer of my life, and He is my everything.

Jesus, I often say thank you for saving me; for redeeming me from my old life of sin. In fact, I live my life in a constant state of thankfulness for your loving act of redemption. However, I sometimes fail to remember and comprehend that you were the author of my life and the supreme creator of all things. Jesus, you are big and deserving of all my praise for all things were created by you, for you, and made right again because of you. Your love is huge and I am humbled and eternally grateful.
15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. – Colossians 1:15-20

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. – John 1:1-5

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