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Colossians 1:17 Before

“He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.”

When there was no world, no universe and no human life, there was the Lord Jesus Christ, in the bosom of the Father, the Eternal Son of the only God, the Creator of all things. 

His existence is before time – in eternity and forever settled. He has no beginning and has no end. He is the second person of the godhead and is the Saviour of our world. He made all things that exist and upholds them all by the word of His mouth. He holds all this together and all things exist and consist because of Him. He is the great Creator and nothing exists in earth, heaven or eternity that He did not make. 

He creates by the word He speaks. What He wills into being, exists and lives. 

This is the God we believe in and serve. He is the high and exalted one, far above all and the only God that exists. Yet, in such humility, has humbled himself to associate with us in our misery and grief and deliver us from the powers of darkness and bring us into the kingdom of the Son. 

“God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds. His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, who, when he had by himself purified us of our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…”

Hebrews 1:1-3

Jesus is the invisible God, made visible in human flesh and has become our Saviour and Lord. He has kept us in His love by the power of the Holy Spirit and through the blood shed for us on Calvary’s cross. He is able to save the least and the lowest, and though the eternal God, loves sinners and eats with them. He is the humble Lord with the most loving heart, that rules the universe, heaven and all powers, with no harshness or vindictiveness. This is the God we serve…