For in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. . . all things were created through him and for him (Colossians 1:16, RSV).
This sublime title recognizes the co-creatorship of Jesus and designates Him as one with the Father in the work of creation. Not only were all things brought into existence through Him, but for Him as well (see Colossians 1:16). John specifies Christ’s role in creation: “All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:3, RSV).
Creation in all its splendor is a perpetual demonstration and an unfailing reminder of the creative power of Jesus Christ. All creation declares His glory (see Psalm 19). The majesty of the mountains, the splendor of the stars, the shimmering of the streams, the fullness of the fountains, the beauty of birds, the grandeur of the sunset and sunrise, the fragrance of flowers–all declare Christ’s creative power. He who in the beginning created all things, came in the fullness of time to recreate man and restore him to his original status. He who spoke all things into existence, died on a crude cross to guarantee the happy day when He will make “all things new” (Revelation 21:5).
Christ’s creative and redeeming power is expressed in these inspired words: “In the work of creation Christ was with God. He was one with God, equal with Him… He alone, the Creator of man, could be his Savior.”–That I May Know Him, p. 18.
My Prayer: Lord, because You are Creator and Redeemer, I will worship You for Your great salvation. Amen.
Life in Christ