What matters in life? What matters in faith? What is the most important thing that we can talk about deal, with with, focus on?
For each of us, we have different answers. It may be family. It may be work. It may be million different things.
For some it may be something like politics. It may be something like hobbies or sports teams. It may be something like church denominations or theologies. It could be a number of things for us.
And these things are important to us. But, they are not what is most important. They are not what what matter the most most. What matters the most? What is most important?
Listen to what Pauls says today in Colossians 1:15-20:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For byt 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. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Do you want to really know who God is? Look at Jesus. He shows the heart of God. He reveals who God is.
In Him we see God’s mercy. God’s love. God’s grace. God’s heart. We see the desire of God for all to know Him, and to feel their worth. Through Jesus, we know that no matter what has happened in our lives, God really does love us!
Jesus holds all creation together. Everything was made through Him. All things hold together through Him. He is the head of the church. And through Him God is reconciling all things to Himself.
It all comes down to Jesus. Everything. In life. In faith. In church. In family. In everything. He is what matters the most. He defines it all. He is life.
He is life. Not anything else that we may try to hang our hat on. Jesus.
Today, is He your everything? Does everything come back to Him? Is He your life, your light, your source, your strength?
He is where life is found. In Him and through Him. Today, may He be the foundation of our lives and of all that matters in our lives.
It all comes down to Jesus. Today, may we make Him, and nothing else, the center of lives.