I am preparing for the celebration of Christmas this Advent through the Journey to Bethlehem, a free online Advent guide from Scripture Union USA. It is a 26 day journey ending on Christmas Day.
Day 21 of the Journey to Bethlehem is titled His Divine Being.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16, ESV)Absolutely everything, things we can see and those we can't, were created by, through, and for Jesus. BY, THROUGH, and FOR Jesus. Everything! Wow!
Everything started with Jesus and everything happens through Jesus and everything is completed with Jesus.
For me the only way Scripture makes sense is with this view. The only way I have been able to understand the Christmas story, God's history laid out in the Bible, His actions in the Old Testament, His challenging words, His rejection of sin, His loving mercy, His undeserved grace, is to look at it all through the lens of the Son of God.
Everything is by, through, and for Jesus! Everything!
P.S. Here is a link to the previous days of my Journey to Bethlehem.