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Before All Things
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The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Dear Father, I bless Jesus that He is Before all Things. I praise You and Jesus that before the beginning of time He was part of the Godhead. I think of what the Creation account says about God (in the Person of Jesus) in Genesis 1:1-3, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” I marvel again how the Apostle John confirms Jesus’ eternal nature and authority in John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” I rejoice that the One Who is Before all Things created all things out of nothing, and that “in him all things hold together” (are sustained). I pray that You will continually remind me and countless other believers of Jesus’ self-existent power, and help us to surrender our lives completely to His perfect wisdom, love, righteousness, order and lordship. I ask all these things in His superior name. Amen.