Jesus is described in several ways in Colossians One.
- He is the redeemer (verse 14). God owns us by right of creation. He also owns us because, when we sinned, He bought us back.
- He is the image of God (verse 15). The Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1: 14) and whoever saw Jesus, saw the Father (John 14:9). Whoever receives Jesus, receives the Father (John 13:20).
- He is the creator (verse 16). All things were created by him and, interestingly, FOR Him, as well.
- He is the head of the body (verse 18). It’s interesting that this verse ascribes to Jesus preeminence in all things as a result of the resurrection. If the grave had held Him, He could not have been the head. This verse has some serious implications for all other world religions.
- He is the fullness (verse 19). We can be many things without Jesus, but we can never be full. There will always be a Jesus-shaped void.
- He is the peacemaker (verse 20). Reconciliation with the Father could have never been secured without the blood of His cross.
- He is the purifier (verse 22). I can be holy, without blame and above reproach if, and only if, I have contacted the death of Jesus.
The point of Colossians One is that a huge price has been paid that he might be all of these things to a dying world. He is. The personal question for Cindy Colley is this: Is Jesus all of these things to me?
Is He my redeemer? Am I constantly examining His life in the gospels, so that I can know and serve the Father? Am I, realizing that I was created by Him, willing to be “used up” for His purposes? Is he the head of me, Cindy Colley? Do I submit to Him in the body of believers? Am I full? Is my life complete because of the eternal purpose and meaning that He supplies? Do my daily goals and activities reflect this “fulness”? Am I at peace with God through Him? Practically asked, “Am I good with His coming for judgement this very day?” Has he made me pure? All of these questions have the same answer for each of us. I hope, for all of us, the answer is YES!
If it is not “yes” for you, may I help you know the Savior? Send me an E-mail.