March 19 Lenten Reflection, Colossians 1:15-20, J. R. Daniel Kirk

The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the one who is first over all creation,
Because all things were created by him:

both in the heavens and on the earth,
the things that are visible and the things that are invisible.
Whether they are thrones or powers,
or rulers or authorities,
all things were created through him and for him.
He existed before all things,

and all things are held together in him.

He is the head of the body, the church,

who is the beginning,
the one who is firstborn from among the dead
so that he might occupy the first place in everything.

Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in him,
and he reconciled all things to himself through him—

whether things on earth or in the heavens.
He brought peace through the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:15-20, Common English Bible

Read today’s reflection on the Lenten Blog Tour, written by author and New Testament professor J. R. Daniel Kirk.

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