He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Colossians 1: 15

Reading: Colossians 1: 15-17; John 14: 9

Do you have a desire to know God more intimately? As we explore the Deity of Christ through the month of February we will grow substantially closer to our God, not just to the person of Jesus but to the Father also. How is this? Colossians 1:15, our main reading for today, explains. 

Yesterday we examined John’s account of Jesus as the creating Word of God. But there’s another place in Scripture that spells this out for us too and this is in the opening passages of the letter that Paul wrote ot the Colossians. 

Jesus is introduced here as the image of the invisible God. He is the firstborn of all creation, 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. 

How wonderful is it that God never leaves us guessing as to who He is or what He is like.  When we come to Jesus in his Deity, in his Godness, we also receive a clear and growing understanding of the Father and the Father’s heart for His children. We can be sure that the more we know Jesus the more we will know God our Heavenly Father. 

When you think of God how do you see Him? How do you relate to Him? Do you have a clear understanding of who He is or does He still seem abstract to you or far off?  Spend sometime today contemplating the image you have in your mind of who God is. And then go and read some Jesus stories – that’s God in the flesh. 


Our Father in Heaven, thank You that we can know You better by knowing Jesus whom You sent. Open the eyes of our understanding to know Jesus more as He is revealed to us throughout the scriptures. 

For the family

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