Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Jesus Christ Who RestoresColossians 1:15-23
Colossians 1:15-23 is a passage from the New Testament that speaks of the supremacy of Christ. The passage begins by stating that Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. This means that Christ is the exact representation of God and holds the highest position over all of creation. The passage goes on to state that all things were created through Christ and for him, and that he holds everything together. Christ is not only the creator of all things but also the sustainer of all things. The passage then speaks of Christ's role in the reconciliation of all things to God. Through his death on the cross, Christ has made peace between God and humanity, reconciling all things to God. This includes those who were once far away from God, but have now been brought near through Christ. The passage ends with a reminder to the Colossian believers that they were once alienated from God, but have now been reconciled through Christ's death. They are encouraged to continue in their faith, being firmly established and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel they have heard. Overall this passage highlights the centrality of Christ in creation, reconciliation, and encourages believers to remain firm in their faith in him.
The main points we can see through this is:
Christ is Supreme
As Paul describes Christ as, “The Son is the image of the invisible God”, he shows us what God is like. Paul shows us through spiritual qualities such as righteousness and love, not by physical characteristics. Christ has superiority because he is the Creator: For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…, all things have been created through him and for him”.
Paul’s dedication for the Church
Paul writing through this serves Christ by working for the church, ( I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness. Paul is mentioning that the Colossians have the complete gospel.
May our faith be as strong as a lion and enable us to receive thy Grace. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
True faith means holding nothing back.
Mr. Robin Varughese
Epiphany Mar Thoma Church