In Him, all things hold together
Colossians 1:15-17 (NIV)
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
The wonder of it all. That the almighty Creator of heaven and Earth would come down and become a human like you and me. When the Holy Council of the Trinity conferred together and said "Let us make man in our image." Jesus had in mind even then that he would one day become a man. When Philip said, "Lord show us the Father," Jesus explained that whoever had seen Jesus had seen the Father. Jesus is the agent of Creation and Jesus is the goal of Creation. Everything came from Him and everything is headed toward Him.
Not only did Jesus, as the Word of God, create everything, He sustains everything as well. I think about the structure of the atom. We've all learned that nucleus of the atom is composed of positively charged protons and neutrons. What holds the protons together since like charges are supposed to repel each other? Scientists call this the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces. It is this force that atomic bombs get their energy from. Scientists don't know where this force comes from. I think I do--it is Jesus holding them together. I think when he lets go, "the elements will melt with fervent heat" (2 Peter 3:12).
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