WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
“For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.”
Colossians 1:16-17 (MSG)
ROUGH ROAD REMINDER: GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE
There was a great Cherokee wood carver. He took logs and sat them on a stump outside his back door and sat in front of that log sometimes for hours just staring at it. Finally, he would pick up his carving tools and start carving the most beautiful of things out of the wood.
He was known for his intricate details in feathers of eagles, or the look of sadness in the eyes of the faces he carved. A tourist once asked him how he decided what to carve, and the young man said that he looks for the picture that is already in the wood, then just takes the excess wood away, leaving the beautiful, finished image. For hundreds of centuries, people wanted to know what God looked like, too. On a Christmas Eve, some 2,000 years ago, God took off His mask and showed the world what He looked like. (Diane Ball, God Pursued Us)
Jesus was born to die and conquer sin, our final enemy. Colossians 1:16-17 reminds us that Jesus holds everything together. No matter how difficult the road of life may become He “holds it all together right up to this moment.”
Can you think of someone that you judged before you got to know them? And once you got to know them you realized they were a much better person than you judged them to be. Jesus came so we could know what He is really like. And it’s often not until we go through the road roads that we realize He’s still on the throne.
Praise Jesus for His power displayed through Creation. He made it all. Praise Him for holding it all together. Praise Him for holding you together!