15The Lord made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding he stretched out the heavens. . . . 19But the God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including his people, his own special possession. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!Jeremiah 51:15, 19
15Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. 18Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. 19For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20and through him God reconciled everything to himself.Colossians 1:15-19
This reminder from scripture is a beautiful way to end the week and step into the weekend. It is our Father God, Yahweh, who created the world. He preserves it by His wisdom. Christ, who is the visible image of God, is also supreme over all creation and continues to sustain it, to hold it all together.
I love the progression from the verses in Jeremiah to Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse. Both writers state that God created the world and sustains it. Jeremiah emphasizes that humans are God’s prized possession. Paul emphasizes that through Christ, humans are all reconciled to him.
Today I take comfort and meditate on these two truths — A) I am His–the Creator of the world’s– prized possession and B) through Christ, I am reconciled to Him!
Go ahead, stand up and do a little happy dance! You are reconciled to the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe and it’s a happy day!!