The reason we should worry less and trust God more.
How well do you know Jesus? If you’re a Christian, you know that He’s your Savior and the Son of God. But what if you wrote down everything you understand about Him? Would you be able to fill up both sides of even one sheet of paper? Becoming a believer is simple—we only need to believe that He died to pay the penalty for our sins and then ask Him to pardon us. But we can’t stop there. After salvation, we have a responsibility to continually grow in our knowledge of Christ.
Here’s a test to determine how you’re doing: Are you anxious or worried about anything? Have you become discouraged because of a situation that seems hopeless? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may need to broaden your understanding of who Jesus Christ really is. Most of the things that trouble us result from a limited perception of the Savior. He is so much bigger than we can possibly comprehend, and none of our circumstances are beyond His ability to handle.
Paul wrote a letter to the Colossians, who were beginning to doubt Jesus was enough. After listening to false teachers, they became convinced that they needed something more. But Paul’s description of Christ in Colossians 1:15-20 refuted this misconception with a stunning portrait of the sufficiency and grandeur of the Savior. In this short passage, Paul uses the word all seven times to show that Jesus is supreme in power and wisdom.
THE CREATOR AND SUSTAINER
Verse 16 tells us, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible.” John 1:3 says that nothing came into being apart from Jesus, so we can be certain that He didn’t start with some form of matter and craft it into all that fills the universe. Hebrews 11:3 explains how He did it: “The worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Christ spoke everything into existence, and His energy was in no way depleted. He was still omnipotent after He finished because Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The first chapter of Genesis describes how the Lord said, “Let there be … ” before each element of heaven and earth came into being. And because of the plural pronouns used in Genesis 1:26—“Let Us make man in Our image” (emphasis added)—we also know that all three members of the Trinity were involved in the process. From the intricacies of a single atom to the massive expanse of the universe, all came into existence at Christ’s command. This is the amazing power of the Son of God.
To catch a glimpse of our great Savior’s handiwork, all we have to do is lift our eyes to the heavens on a dark, cloudless night. Too often, our time is spent indoors as we focus on earthly concerns. We’re usually so busy rushing around that we fail to stop and marvel at Christ’s grand nighttime display.
Also see: Prayer to accept Jesus