Jesus, the Creator (Colossians 1:16)

Colossians 1:16


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.


                All things were created by Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus.  Which things?  All things.  Things in heaven, things on earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things were created by Jesus.


                The first thing this tells us is that Jesus is not created.  If Jesus were created, then not all things were created by Jesus.  Jesus created all physical things.  Jesus created all spiritual things.  Jesus is not created, he is the Creator.


                The fact that all things exist by Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus tells us that Jesus is not only the Creator, but he is also the ultimate power behind creation and the ultimate purpose for creation.  You exist by Jesus, through Jesus’ power, and for Jesus’ glory.  If there is no living Jesus, there is no you.  If you rebel against Jesus, you rebel against the very one who created you and against the very reason for your existence.


                Ask yourself this one simple question:  Could you possibly be happy fighting against the purpose for your existence?  Of course not.  We will be most happy when we do what we exist to do.  We exist for Jesus; thus the thing that will make you most happy is when you realize that you exist for Jesus and then you submit to Jesus and live for his glory.  Jesus is our Creator and our purpose.