Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
(Colossians 1:1 (NIV))
At this time of year it is easy to think of Jesus as the firstborn, as a baby, but too many of us fail to go beyond that miracle to embrace all of the other miracles and wonders that are Jesus!
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And 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. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and 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 1:16-20 (NIV))
If I try to expound on what Paul wrote, I will fail miserably. All that I will say is that we must look at Jesus as so much more than the baby in the manger. We must look at Jesus as so much more than a great teacher. We must look at Jesus as so much more than a man. I realize that it is beyond our human understanding to fully grasp that Jesus was fully man and that He was also fully God. The human side we understand, but we have no way of truly knowing what fully God means. We have no way of truly putting into words what that means simply because we do not understand what it means to be God!
Do you fully comprehend the majesty of our Lord?