DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
TODAY’S VERSE: COLOSSIANS 1:9-14
THEME: CHRIST SUPREMACY
WORDS OF HOPE:
After a section of introduction (vv. 1-14), Paul begins the main part of the letter with what many have described as a Hymn of Christ. The first half of the ‘hymn’ (vv. 15-17) describes Jesus and His position of preeminence over creation. The second half of the ‘hymn’ describes Jesus and His position of preeminence over the church (new creation). We learnt from the passage that all things were created by him.
This is because; He is the Image of God, He Created All Things, He Sustains all things and He is the Reason for all things. As the people of God, we should be quick to stand up and give Him the praise that He deserves. We should want the entire world to know who the creator is and who is holding all things together.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, the supremacy of God was acknowledged by all. Look at some of the statements we heard; “We have lost control. We have killed the epidemic physically and mentally. Can’t understand what more we can do, all solutions are exhausted on ground. Our only hope remains up in the Sky, God rescue your people.”
The US President Donald Trump also stresses the relevance of looking up to God in prayer for a solution. All these point to the supremacy of the creator of the universe. Also, we learnt of Christ supremacy over the church. This is confirmed by the fact that Redemption is by Him, through Him and for Him (1:18-20). This is understood because; he
is the head, he is the source of fulfilment and redemption and the reason for redemption. Paul by this was correcting the misconception by the Colossian church and to introduce the supremacy of Christ over all things and to explain that Christ alone is enough for them.
As Christians, let us learn to know that Christ alone is our hope and we are complete in Him. This recognition will cause you to surrender your all to the Lord.
• Lord, may I acknowledge the supremacy of Christ all the time.
• Lord, may I know that you are above all.
• Lord, may I live with this mentality.
Lord, may we and all of your creation acknowledge your lordship over our lives in the name of Jesus. Amen