Read & Reflect
We have already seen, over the past couple of days, that Jesus is the center of all of Scripture, and that He is also the center of history. But that’s not all that He is the center of. Can you think of anything else that centers around Jesus?
Read each of the following passages and write in your own words what they say about Jesus:
Think About It
The Scriptures are very clear that the entire universe – all of creation – centers around Jesus. The entire cosmos exists through Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16). All things were created through Him, because He was there with His Father in the very beginning (read together both Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1) when all things were being created. But not only that – all things were made for Him. It’s as if His Father wanted to give Jesus a gift, and so He gave Him the Universe! The reason that the Universe was made was so that Jesus could be glorified.
So all things were created through Jesus. All things were created for Jesus. And Colossians 1:17 goes on to say that all things are held together by Him. Whenever I think of this verse, I picture Jesus holding all of the atoms of the universe in place, exactly where they need to be. Scientists cannot explain exactly how atoms & molecules hold together. There is an unseen force that does this. The Bible is clear that this unseen force is Divine – it’s the power of Jesus Christ. All of the little tiny atoms that make up your skin & organs & teeth & hair & blood are all held exactly where they need to be by Jesus. Did you know that if the earth – the planet – were tilted just one degree differently than it is, that there would be no possibility for life to exist on our planet? It’s not just chance that the earth is this way. God made it that way, and Jesus holds it that way. He holds all of the planets exactly in their orbits so that they don’t smash into each other or into the sun. Could you image what would happen to the Universe if Jesus stopped holding it all together?
Jesus is the King of the Cosmos. He is the Master of the Universe. Everything revolves around Him.
Scripture is all about Him.
History is all about Him.
The Universe is all about Him.
Worship Him for being the Center of All things!!
Thank and praise Him that even in this moment His power and His grace is holding your body together – allowing your heart to pump & your lungs to breathe. Every minute you are dependent upon Him. Try to comprehend this and praise Him for His grace.
Write 5-10 words here that describe how amazing & mighty He is:
Colossians 1:17 “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”