If you start reading the Bible from the top (Genesis), you don’t see Jesus, but He is there. John 1:3 tells us that Jesus is the Creator…
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (ESV)
Hebrews tells us the same thing…
…in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrews 1:2 (ESV)
As does Colossians 1…
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 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. Colossians 1:15-16 (ESV)
It’s the last thought that leads me to ponder: “all things were created through him…and for him.” So here’s a thought to get your week off to a good start: You have been created for Jesus. He is why you exist, and He is why I exist. We were created for Him.
And it strikes me that if He has truly created us for Himself, we will be used for Him in one way or another. He will see to it. And therefore, happily, some of us will use our lives in the way He first intended, to bring glory and honor to Him, to praise His name.
And others? Well, others will be object lessons serving to remind us throughout eternity: here is what happens to someone who thumbs his nose at Jesus, the Creator of the Universe.
For tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th: John 2