July 14

Colossians 1:15-20

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him.” vss. 15-16

Like the gospel writer, John, Paul believed that Christ was in the beginning, and through him all things were made. And more than that, any who wished to know the invisible God should look first of all to Jesus, Christ’s visible presence on earth. We can’t possibly know everything about God–that’s impossible–but we can know what we need to know, namely, that God has a passion for the broken, and compassion for the hurting, and an unconditional love for all people. Of course many of us would like to know more–we search for knowledge by studying ancient books and peering into the depths of the universe. And the more we learn, the more awesome our God becomes–all the libraries of our world could not contain the full knowledge of the One who brought all things into existence and who sustains them from day to day. And finally we come to realize that it is enough to know that God fills all and is in all–from birth to death and beyond we are ever in the hands of God. In fact, it is the very breath of God that gives us life!

Thought for the Day: Where did I learn about God?

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