There is so much beauty and majesty this time of year – from the colorful leaves to the pristine, white snow. It seems appropriate that the Savior of the world would be called the “Firstborn over all Creation”. Jesus did not first arrive as a baby in a manger. Jesus was not created but has always been.

The Apostle Paul describes Jesus this way: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17

The firstborn over all creation refers to Jesus’ deity: His preeminence and highest ranking over all creation. He existed before creation and is exalted above all creation.

Jesus is the Creator, who stepped down from heaven to earth to walk among His creation, bringing life and joy with Him in an act of love for His creation. What a beautiful concept!

John, who was one of Jesus’ disciples and close friends, introduces Jesus in his gospel with these words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.” John 1:1-3

And the prophet Micah wrote of Jesus’ origin several hundred years before his birth in the manger:

Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.
(Micah 5:2)

This Christmas season, with all the lights and snow and evergreens and bright red poinsettias, let us stop and worship the Creator who created all that we see, and saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:31)




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Follow along each day during the holiday season as I post a different name of Jesus and Christmas ornament you can download to decorate and hang on your CHRISTmas tree! It’s a wonderful way to discover who Jesus Christ is, and what His birth at Christmas means to each of us.

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and  Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.

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