He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. – Colossians 1:15
In the early morning hours of Christmas Day 2015, I sat at my desk to read my Bible. When I opened Colossians and picked up where I had left off, this passage was before me: “He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”
How wonderful, gracious and kind God is, I thought, for him to lead me to this passage on the day when His Son’s birth is celebrated.
Jesus Christ, “the firstborn of all creation,” “the image of the invisible God” has come. He has arrived. God is with us. Emmanuel.
He came to make a way where there seems to be no way. We are consistent, constant sinners in need of the righteousness of God, but we were separated until Jesus came. The way was dark, but now there is a Light.
It’s easy to get sucked into the “Christmas season.” It’s festive and fun and there are lots of activities to see after. It’s nice to give people stuff. It’s nice to get stuff. But the real reason for this is way far away from the going and giving and doing. The real reason is God with us. A Way has come. We now have hope.
Thank You, Jesus, for setting aside the glorious riches of heaven to walk among us, to make a way for us, to give us hope.