Colossians 1:15–20 (ESV)
The Preeminence of Christ
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.
Today’s reading really packs some
punches. What I mean is that in each verse, I could easily build a sermon. The whole passage is creedal. You see glimpses of the Apostle’s, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds in this passage. Jesus was in the beginning, before the
creation of the world. He did not have his body or the name, but he was with the Father and the Holy Spirit in creating all things. He is also head of the church. He is the bridegroom and we (the body of believers) the church, are the bride.
The plan of salvation is even revealed in this passage “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.”
I pray: O Lord, you are the creator of all things, and you are in charge. You created
us and saved us from our sins. Thank you for all you have done for us. Amen.