Jesus, our all in all

aspen leaf“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him” (Col 1:16). Jesus is so creative, He not only made everything, He delights in making abundantly and extravagantly. We know its for “delight” because when we make something for someone, we want it to be wonderful. We want to paint the best painting, write the best blog, find the perfect card, for those we love.

We want it to delight the receiver and that delights us. So, when the Word says that all things, were created, they are created to delight not only Him, but also us.

Christ is our all in all. He is THE creator. In Him all things are created.
The breath of the Spirit is on this verse. Imagine Jesus imagining a tree. He says the word, “tree,” and a tree is formed. Palm trees, pine trees, olive trees and maple trees, an oak, to name a few. The breath of the Spirit, the force of His Word, is so powerful that over 10,000 trees were created. All things were created by Him. All things were created for His good pleasure, for our delight.

Abundantly. Extravagantly.

There’s an oak referred to in Scripture. The Oak of Tabor. It’s mentioned in 1 Sam 10:3 in some directions given to Saul after his anointing by Samuel. This Oak, highlighted in scripture can grow to be over 32 feet tall (2-3 stories), the circumference of the trunk can be almost 20 feet and the acorns.  The acorns are about two inches long and you can eat them. (bleech, comes to mind, actually…) The oldest Oak of Tabor in Israel, in lower Gallilee, is dated to over 500 years old.  Medicines for eye infections, wounds, and respiratory tract and digestive tract problems are extracted from the galls on the leaves.

Jesus. Creative. Abundant, Extravagant.

Imagine. Smell a lilac. Smell a magnolia tree. Smell a pine tree. Each tree even has a distinctive smell. All things were created for His good pleasure and for our delight.

Abundantly. Extravagantly.

Listen – hear the song of the Lord as it blows through the trees. What does a forest sound like as the wind blows through the trees? It sounds like the name Jesus without end. What He creates, He creates to praise Him.

Isaiah 44:23 says,
Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this;
shout aloud, you earth beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,
you forests and all your trees,
for the LORD has redeemed Jacob,
he displays his glory in Israel.

All things were created by Him. All things were created for His good pleasure, for His delight. Abundantly. Extravagantly.

He has done this in our physical world. Imagine, if you will, the unseen realm. The angels that reflect the glory of the Lord. The colors of the throne room. The powers and principalities in Spiritual Realms. Expect to see them! Expect to encounter them. and expect them to be extravagant, even more than you can think or imagine.

Our God. Our Jesus. He surpasses all others. He is our all in all.

sue
Only believe!

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Col 1:16)

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