Why Jesus?: It’s His Universe

“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.” (Colossians 1:16)

Have you ever heard or used that expression: “It’s so-and-so’s world; we’re just living in it”? It’s a way of saying that someone appears to be completely in control of everything in their world.

trees_350Of course it’s true for only one being: Jesus. He made everything. Every living thing. Every non-living thing. Everything you can see or can’t. Every being that breathes or exists somehow without breath. And it was all made “for him.” It’s literally his universe; we’re just living in it (because he made us and put us here).

Hearing that can either make you feel jealous and small and angry about the inequality of a universe where one being has all that power – or it can make you feel deeply grateful that such a being is also a person who would willingly sacrifice himself on a cross to include you in his plans for that universe.

What’s your response?

Think: How much power would it take to create everything in the universe? How much control would the Creator have over all that exists in his universe? Why, again, would Jesus let himself be mocked and killed by a handful of his tiny, weak creatures?

Pray: Thank God for letting you live in his universe and then thank him again and again for including you in his family through your faith in the Creator Jesus.

Do: Read more about this big idea in Romans 11:33 – 12:2.