Christ is all.

For by Him, all things were created , in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things , and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1: 16-17

For in Him the whole fullness od deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Colossians 2: 9-10

People think that Colossians is about the centrality of Christ. It is not. It is about Christ, period. He is not central, He is all. He is not  the one who matters, He is the only one. He created all things and sustains them. Nothing would exist without Christ. If He is not, nothing is. He disappears, nothing is left. He is Christ, the anointed one, the beloved Son of the Most High (Colossians 1:13), the Messiah. All rule and authority bow down before Him. He is their Master. And for all who trust in Him, it is the best news ever.

The Holy Spirit tells us that we are filled with Him, complete in Him. We share His life and His glory. Buried with Him in baptism, raised with Him by God (Colossians 2:12), we share all He is. Maybe it does not seem to be the case everyday, but it is true. God never lies.

So if we are in Christ what can we need? We are with the one to whom belongs everything in the universe.

And who shall we fear? He is above all authority.

So really, Christ is enough. He sustains everything including you and me.  I don’t understand it all. And more often that  I wish, I think that I don’t have all  I need. But all my eyes see, all  my heart feels and all my fingers touch don’t change this reality: Christ is enough. Yes “In Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” Colossians 1:19

So instead of trying to please men and women and of compromising to have why we think we need, let’s strive to please the one who have all authority and who possesses all we can dream of.


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