“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). Paul was making sure that the saints in Colossae and those throughout the Church age clearly understood the principles he already outlined in verses 15 and 16. Christ was before any created thing which again verifies His deity. Not only that, because “He is before all things”, He is placed in rank above all things in heaven or on earth. There was no other being that existed before creation except God.
Because of the unique place Jesus holds as “one” with God the Father (John 10:30), He holds “all things…together”. The writer of Hebrews says, “He upholds the universe by the word of His power” (1:3). All that is needed for the countless galaxies to the smallest microcosm to function in perfect harmony, is His word. WHAT MIGHTY POWER!
Is there any reason why you would not submit your entire life to His powerful control? As we approach Christmas, receive the free gift of grace by accepting Jesus Christ as Savior. If you belong to Christ, are you still trying to run your life your way? It is time to yield control to His power and experience His blessing!
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