God's Beloved Son [Colossians 1]

13For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

 16For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.

 17He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

 18He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

 19For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,

 20and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.


v. 13 Rescuer

v. 14 Redeemer, Forgiver

v. 15 Image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation

v. 16 Creator of heavens and earth

v. 17 Predates all things, Holds together all things (the glue that holds the universe together)

v. 18 Leader of the church, Firstborn from the dead, First in everything

v. 19 All the fullness dwells in Him

v. 20 Reconciler of all things in heaven and earth


We praise You for the gift of Jesus. Cause us to fix our eyes on Him and the grace He lavishes upon us today.

Beth Warlick, 8/10/2009