“… who created all things by Jesus Christ” (Eph. 3:9)



Rev. David Park

Christ was there in the beginning. In fact, He was before the beginning. And He created all things – He is the Creator! As John declares, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).
Paul states quite clearly that “God … created all things through Jesus Christ” (3:9). Elsewhere, he writes of Jesus, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16). He adds, “and in Him all things consist”.
The Old Testament presents God alone as Creator of the universe… “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). We also read, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding” (Isaiah 40:25-26, 28).
When John and Paul, early followers of Christ, say Jesus Christ is the One through whom all things were created, they are clearly testifying to His deity – Jesus is God! The whole Trinity was involved in Creation, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
‘Twas God that made the ocean,
And laid its sandy bed;
He gave the stars their motion,
And built the mountain’s head;
He made the rolling thunder,
The lightning’s flashing flame;
His works are full of wonder,
All-glorious is His Name.
Daily devotions are from the book “Footprints of Faith” edited by Dr. Alan Cairns.
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