Faith & Insight: Ponder the wonders of what is revealed

Louie Locke

Louie Locke

Two of the simplest yet profound verses in the Bible are found in chapter one of the Gospel of John. They are verse 1 and verse 14, and say, speaking of Jesus Christ …

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. (v.1)

And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the father, full of grace and truth. (v.14)

These amazing verses proclaim that Jesus Christ has always been, since the beginning, with God, and actually is God himself.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians contains some of my favorite and most wonderfully descriptive verses describing Jesus Christ… Please invest a couple of minutes and ponder with me the wonders of what is revealed here.

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. (Colossians 1:15-20)

Pretty amazing, yes? Yes, Jesus is amazing!

And you can know him – (if you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. – Romans 10:9)

Louis J. Locke is founding pastor at Fountainhead Foursquare Church. 

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