Colossians 1:15-20
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 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 and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Jesus is the picture of humility no human can ever stand up to. His supremacy is so well described here by Paul and yet the person who came here to earth to live among us and die for us sounds like a shadow of the person who He really is. The only motivation for someone to go through what Christ went through for us is love and not just human, selfish, sinful love but a love that is far beyond our understanding, a love so pure and faultless that only God could feel and experience and show. Many people have asked me and I am sure I have asked God why is it that he made the world the way it is, why were we given freedom to choose and if God was God, why would he permit the pain and strife that we go through?

I am not God and therefore don’t seek to answer for him but just imagine the life of a toy. It is heartless, is built for a purpose, has value to someone who appreciates it and loses value the moment the next toy comes along and therefore to its creator it is a lifeless creation. The pursuit of every toymaker is to make a toy that works like a Pinocchio that had life in it. Look at computers and our attempt to make artificial intelligence or inventions of the first cell. God has created us and the universe around us for a larger purpose than just being toys and he wants his entire creation to praise him for what he has done and gives us the freedom to choose. The Bible reminds us that one day, every tongue, tribe and nation will bow down before him in realization of who he is and the saved will live with him for eternity. Does this God who is supreme over everything yet humble below everything in love for us deserve our all?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Comments
  1. Dr.Priya Rajan says:

    Lovely write up Vin, WE ARE BORN FOR A PURPOSE, and that is to know HIM, his LOVE, and sacrifice for whole mankind.
    Till today amidst of trifles in life have never questioned GOD, all i did is simply submit, just keep praising and thanking him in everything.
    As it is said… He will never see us suffer beyond things which we cannot bear, He who was, is and will be so loving, who treats the sinner and the saint, rich and poor,the fool and intelligent alike, the Creator of the whole Universe, does he not know our purpose?

    GOD alone is a witness for whatever i do in life, hence learnt one thing by experience is to be answerable to Him and surrender thoughts, works and deeds.
    I LOVE U LORD and U LOVE MORE THAN WHAT I LOVE U!!!
    The spirit of God is moving you to write this posts and am too thankful to U.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Priya, I wish I could say that I never questioned God and the reality is that I still do and regret it too. In my humanness, I fail to understand God’s will for me in different areas of life and I often end up asking God why and He always responds with a comforting and appropriate response. I long for the day when my mind will not question and my body will submit 100%. That is the day I will be ready to meet my maker unless He chooses to have me over sooner 😀 Blessings, Vineet

  2. Dr.Ropa D'souza says:

    This is God’s Word and respect every bit of your writing, simple words with deep meaning. God bless you brother.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Rupa, When empty vessels play beautiful sounds, it is not the vessel that is praised but the artist who plays it. I give all credit to God, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for accomplishing more than we ever could think or imagine through our broken bodies. Blessings, Vineet

  3. springsinthedesert says:

    Vineet,

    I love the example you used to explain the freedom of choice that He has given…He could have made us like robots who are controlled by heaven…But He made us as human with free will to choose Him or not…We are born with a purpose and its revealed to us once we are in Him…

    Thank you and God Bless,
    Rani

    • ServantBoy says:

      Rani, I often wonder why I had the freedom to choose because of the poor choices I have made and the hardness of heart those choices made. However, God knows the why and how and certainly has more mercy than all the world’s poor choices put together. Blessing to you. Vineet

  4. Vineet, I just have one thing to say in answer to your closing question: YES! Peace, Linda

  5. To think of Him being in all things and all things being by Him and for Him thrills me! Yes, Vineet, He is worthy of our all! God bless and thank you for lifting His name. deb

  6. blesseddad says:

    Vineet,
    This lesson speaks to me a lot, because I feel you are actually discussing the essence of Christ. Who He is, what He is like, what He wants from us are questions I ask daily of myself, feeling that if I better know the Savior, I will better kow how He wants me to serve Him. I have pretty much decided that the nature of Christ was exactly opposite of my nature. Most everything I am motivated to do naturally is the opposite of what He would do. So submission is all I have left to offer Him, and oddly, that is all He wants. God Bless, Jim
    PS like the new design

    • ServantBoy says:

      Jim, As we consider nature and how God has created it so beautifully, we begin to see what submission to God truly is. Nature is sustained by God alone and without the negative impact of man’s selfishness, it prospers. We seem to want to control everything for our selfish interests and that is not just opposite of God’s will but it means that to change is impossible without a transformation of our own nature, which of course is only possible with God. I pray that will be many more like you who are willing to give up self to gain Christ. Blessings, Vineet

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