He is Still God!

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. ~Colossians 1:16-17

When you think of Jesus, what picture do you form in your head? There are many aspects of Jesus that we tend to focus on: the loving and kind friend; the savior that willingly gave His life for us; the redeemer who defeated death; the judge who will separate the sheep from the goats. All of these are true and they are good to meditate on and to understand, but there is another, sometimes overlooked aspect of our Savior and King. He is also the Creator and Sustainer of all creation.

Everything that we take for granted everyday: the mountains, the stars, the oceans, the trees, us; it all exists precisely because Jesus both originally created it and because He now actively holds it together. As we think of the vastness and complexity of the universe, it is impossible to truly grasp the enormity of that statement and we often forget or misunderstand the enormity of Jesus.

God entered His creation and became man to allow us to be in close personal relationship with Him, but He is still God. God chose to overcome the results of our sin by taking sin's punishment on Himself and allowing Himself to be beaten, tortured, and killed for our sakes, but He is still God. God calls us gently and allows us to choose the things of this world over Him, but He is still God. God allows trials and difficulty into our lives to strengthen us and though we may not feel it, He is still God.

Jesus created all things and holds all things together through the force of His will; the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and points us ever so persistently to Jesus; our Father rules over all creation and forgives us through what Jesus has accomplished. Through it all He is still God! Take some dedicated time today to contemplate Him and then, with a grateful and humble heart, worship His holy name!

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 1:19-20

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