16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Christ is the Lord of all things.
Before anything else existed, Christ exists.
For every single thing—whether spiritual or physical, seen or unseen—was created through Him and for Him. And by Him everything is held together. This involves you as well.
Christ who created the universe and everything in it also created you. Christ is your reason for life and living. It is in Him you find your true sense of self. It is in Him you find your rest. It is in Him you find your fullness of joy.
God in Christ made you both beautiful and unique.
You belong to Him.
You are not an accident or a mistake. You are made by the same splendid hands that made creation. And you have His same amazing beauty inside you. In fact, you are actually His crowning glory over all of creation (Psalms 8:5).
It is easy to get discouraged when you feel life is without meaning and purpose. Overcome every thought that makes you despise yourself. Trust Christ who begins His good work in you to work with you until you truly reflect His glory through you. And you will see the change from who you were before to who by His grace you have become.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2018.
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version®.
Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.