by Wesley Blackburn
I sincerely believe that there is no decision that a person can make that is more important than the decision a person makes about Jesus.
I say that for a couple of different reasons. Number one, I think the Bible teaches us that the decision of what we do with Jesus has ramifications for our eternity. But secondly, I think that a decision to say that Jesus is the Son of God and is more than worthy of me following Him will force a fundamental change in the way we live our lives. All of a sudden, we find the motivation to be more loving. More forgiving. More compassionate. More joyful. More peaceful.
Colossians 1 contains one of the most important statements about who Jesus is. Paul tells us here that He is the very image of God Himself, and all things were created through Him. All the fullness that lies within God the Father can be found in Jesus. He is supreme over all things and in all things (a great reminder, especially when we walk through difficult times in life).
But quite possibly, the greatest thing that Paul says about Jesus in this passage is that He is active member in the ministry of our reconciliation. We were once enemies of God because of the terrible choices that we made; we disobeyed His commands, chose to do our own thing our own way, and overall, just chose to say “no” to whatever it was God asked of us. But through Jesus, we have been reconciled with God. No longer is this a relationship on rocky terms… it is a relationship filled with the incredible love of God for us! The all supreme, all knowing, all-powerful God chooses relationship with us. We never have to worry if He is on our side… we know that He is always working things together for those who love Him.