Above all else

The Preeminence of Christ

 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by[a] 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 1:15-17


Not only is God all-powerful, and good and sovereign, so is Jesus.  Because He is God!  Before the Earth was formed, in Eternity Past, Christ existed alone with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  In perfect union and harmony, they fellowshipped together and created the world all that is in it.  And it is their existence that gives us life and holds all things together.  Yes, this is a perplexing truth but praise God we worship One who is greater than our understanding!  He alone is worthy of all our affection and our praise!  Hallelujah that we belong to Him!

I believe that the reason Christians should study science is to discover the glory of God.  I don’t think that true science contradicts or threatens the truth of God’s Word at all, but rather as we learn more and more about the world He created, we uncover glorious truths about Him.  One of my favorite scientific truths stems from something very exciting that I learned about this verse, particularly the part about “in Him all things hold together”.  Now, I don’t need any “support” from the world to “prove” the truth of Scripture but when something in science illustrates the Truth of God’s Word, it causes me to jump up and down with excitement over the glory of God.  This is such a truth..

In all living cells, there is a molecule called laminin.  This protein acts like a glue which keeps the parts of the cell from falling apart; it’s the stuff that helps anchor  cells to the membrane and is critical for the maintenance and survival of tissues. Well, that’s all very interesting but what does that have to do with Jesus? This: if you and I could examine this “glue protein” under a microscope, we would see that its structure is the shape of a cross. For real!  Check it out on Wikipedia and see for yourself.  It is certainly no accident that our glorious Creator chose to form this protein in the shape of a cross, knowing that one day technology would enable His creatures to discover Him even in the details of cells. Truly, by Him are all things held together.

Today, let’s rejoice that every aspect of our lives – down to the microscopic level of our cells, all things are held together by the One who loves us and gave Himself for us. To Him be the Glory forever.  Amen.