I love the paradoxes that describe Jesus. He defies being put into a box. Those who know Him revel in the fact that he’s both…
My Shepherd and yet my sacrificial Lamb (John 10:11 & John 1:29)
My God and yet my Brother (John 20:28 & Luke 8:21)
My Creator and yet my Companion (John 1:3 & Matthew 28:20)
Eternal yet killed (and of course raised to life) (John 1:1; 19:30 & chapter 20)
Master and yet Servant (Jude 1:4 & Mark 10:45)
And much, much more!
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.
He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So he is first in everything.
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
and through him God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:15-20)
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!