Midweek Wake-Up, December 13, 2017
What an astonishing paradox Christmas presents us with. On the one hand, we rightly remember that a fully human baby was miraculously born to a virgin and laid in a cattle feeding trough. That fact itself is amazing, right?
But the apostle Paul would not want anybody to stop there in their thinking about Jesus. In his letter to the church at Colossae Paul struggles to find the words to describe who Jesus actually is. Colossians 1:15-20 tells us that he is the image of the invisible God, he is the heir of all creation, he is the one by whom 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 Jesus and for Jesus. And he is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together.
Jesus is also the head of the church so that in everything he might have the supremacy. He is the one in whom all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. And because he is who he is Jesus is the only one who can provide us with a perfect, lasting reconciliation with God. Jesus is able to take you, keep you and bring you safely to heaven.
When we rightly consider these things there should be only one response – worship!