‘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.
And He is the head of the body, the church;
He is the BEGINNING and the FIRSTBORN from among the dead, so that in EVERYTHING He might have the SUPREMACY.
For God was pleased to have ALL His FULLNESS dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself ALL things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood,
shed on the cross.’
(Colossians 1 v. 15 – 20)
Paul leaves us in no doubt that Jesus is ALL we shall ever need. He is in ALL, before ALL, through ALL.
I’ve always loved the phrase, ‘In Him ALL things hold together’. Certainly, in my life, He is the only one who is able to hold things together for me, and at times, the only one who can hold me together. He makes sense of my life, and keeps me as one.
This ‘song’ or ‘poem’ about Jesus is packed with imagery and theology, so that He is SUPREME, over ALL.
In contrast to Paul’s song in Philippians (ch 2), which focusses on Jesus’s humility and humanity, here Jesus is divine, eternal, glorious.
You are my ALL in ALL.
I am Your creation and
I am Your new creation.
And You are making ALL THINGS new
by Your cross, Your blood, Your life.
Teach me to entrust ALL I have and ALL I am