“For by 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.” (Colossians 1:16-18 ESV)
Jesus Christ is sovereign over all things. He is supreme. He is in control. He gives meaning. He brings hope.
Jesus Christ is sovereign over…
cancer cells and terror cells,
natural disasters and man-made disasters,
stock markets and oil markets,
circuit courts and supreme courts,
hairs on heads and heads of states,
computer systems and body systems,
sickness, health, poverty and wealth,
ocean tides and car rides,
space stations and gas stations,
shark attacks and heart attacks,
the lonely-hearted and broken-hearted,
successful surgeries and unsuccessful surgeries,
thunderstorms and tiniest life forms,
every step we take, every breath we make,
the cradle and the grave,
reconciliation and justification,
sanctification and glorification,
your present life and eternal life,
the natural creation and new creation.
In all things He is Preeminent!
He works all things after the counsel of His own will. He is the Lord of all things. As Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) once said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’”