He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.
Christ is the image of God. He was before all things and created all things.
Christ is the head of His body, the church. In Him all the fullness of God dwells, and through Him God reconciled all things to Himself.
We were once far from God, but Christ brings us close, presenting us blameless and holy to God.
To understand the scope of our salvation we must understand the Saviour. Paul paints a high and exalted picture of Christ that tries to lift our vision to see who He is.
We have a tendency to see Jesus as just a man- a very good man to be sure but still just a man. We might see His death as a tragedy.
But here is the truth. Jesus was a man with all the fullness of God dwelling in Him. His death was planned from the beginning of time s the centrepiece of creation.
We get to share in this by living for Christ and sharing with others the good news of what He has done for us.
How awesome and majestic you are Lord Jesus Christ, creator and redeemer of the world. Amen.