The reading from Colossians for this Sunday directs us to Jesus as being the image of the invisible God. (Col. 1:15) The text continues by giving us a cosmic view of Christ who is intimately tied in with creation.
"All things have been created through him and for him." verse 16
"In him all things hold together." verse 17
Can you see the magnificent role that Jesus has played with creation? He is the agent and goal of creation. The apostle Paul gives us this insight that everything in heaven and on earth came into existence because of him - even what we cannot see! Can you begin to comprehend this?
On this day we also celebrate Jesus as the "head of the body, the church" (verse 18) He also rules over his redeemed. We must look at how we are living under Jesus' rule as our King.
You might want to study the entire selection and meditate on it - Colossians 1:15-20. May God's blessing being upon your study of this text.
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
Are there any ways in which we in church may not be doing a good job in living under Christ as King and his rule?
What can you do to affirm his kingship in your life?