God's Sovereignty: Week 2 - Devotion 1

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” - Colossians 1:15

There’s a difference between acknowledging that God created the world versus thinking that what exists today is what He created. We are in a broken world and only see the shadow of the way things were supposed to be. We can get confused when we read something like this passage from Colossians and think things like, “The way I am today is the way God made me to be. The Bible even says so.” 

That’s like walking into a museum where all the art has been destroyed by vandals and thinking, “Artists can be creative, right? I’ll bet the artists wanted it that way.” Meanwhile, the Mona Lisa is on the ground in pieces.

Read Colossians 1:15-18 with this in mind. As part of the Trinity, Jesus made all things exist to be at their best. Thankfully, even when we’re at our worst, or only have a broken world’s version of love, He still steps in and makes all things new again.

Think about this: 

  • What truths about yourself, good or bad, are you afraid to claim?

  • Knowing that God is sovereign and Jesus is working to hold all things together, how does this give you hope for the future?

Emily Traylor