God’s Reconciling Presence In Creation.
Read Colossians 1:15-23.
As marvelous as the creation is, God’s plan and purposes don’t stop there. Jesus is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead. In other words, through the resurrection He began something entirely new – and that is the new creation! The first creation didn’t cost Jesus anything. He spoke it into being. The new creation cost Jesus His life. The first creation started with the Heaven and the Earth. Mankind was created later. In the new creation the order was reversed. He began with mankind and will later create new Heavens and Earth. God was fully in Christ reconciling all things to Himself. That work continues today as God brings us who were alienated from God into relationship and makes us holy – without blemish – in His sight.