DAY EIGHTEEN - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE CREATION
“For by him all things were created..”
Colossians 1: 16
Reading: Hebrews 1: 1, 2; Colossians 1: 15-18
It is not only the Torah, the Psalms and the Gospels that qualify Jesus with Divinity – the New Testament letters proclaim that same amazing truth. And lest we think that the evidence of Genesis and Psalms is too vague, and that the New Testament is setting Jesus up as the creator against the witness of the Old Testament, the book of Hebrews helps us keep things in balance:
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe” (Hebrews 1:1-2).
Here again Jesus is described as the creator of all things, but the creation is also credited to God the Father, through the Son. It took John more than three years to figure out the fullness of who Jesus was. Paul, the writer of Colossians, experienced a theophany in which this information was downloaded to him in an instance. Both of them are passionate about letting us know, in no uncertain terms, the eternal majesty and deity and Creator rights of Jesus Christ.
So, the Father was involved in creation, and so was the Son. Because the members of the Trinity are always working together in harmony.
I’m so excited to contemplate again your Divinity Lord Jesus. If I want to know what God is like, I need look no further than your own dear precious self. Thank you for revealing God to us.
For the family
Explain what it says in Colossians about Jesus being the visible image of the invisible God.
Have a bit of non-religious fun today doing invisible writing.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl. Add a little water.
- Dip a cotton-wool earbud into the juice and write a secret message on a piece of paper. Allow it to dry. As the ‘ink’ dries your message will disappear.
- Hold the paper that contains your invisible ink message over a light bulb or flame/candle. Keep the paper near the bulb or flame/ candle (but not too near) until the message reappears.