Jesus Is Everything We Really Need
Our view of Jesus is usually positive, but also usually limited. We see Him as a good man, maybe even a great man, but perhaps not the Creator, Redeemer, and King that He is.
One of the characteristics of God is His self-sufficiency, which simply means that He exists independently of any of His creation. He doesn’t need anything or anyone in order to continue to be. He is complete and perfect. And Jesus, as God, is all of those things. The Bible gives us a pretty awesome picture of Him.
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
- Colossians 1:15-20 (NLT)
In other words, Jesus is perfectly God, supreme over creation, Creator, Sustainer, Eternally existent, Head of the church and Reconciler. He is everything we could possibly need. He offers His love, His wisdom, His life, His call, His gifts, and His kindness to undeserving people like you and me.
Understand life starts with knowing Jesus. It is in Him that you will find the answers you’re searching for.
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