The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. It never used to be, but as I have grown in my walk with the Lord, I have come to love the season of Advent. It is hard to believe, but we are less than a week away from Christmas day. This is a very busy time of the year, and if you are anything like me, you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed with all the things that need to be done in the next few days. Something that I need to constantly remind myself of is that it is all about Christ. As with every season, (not to mention every day of our lives) we must seek to make much of Christ. Sadly, during the Christmas season we often make much of things that are really nothing in comparison to Christ. As Paul Washer reminds us, “What is this world in comparison to Christ? Its seemingly countless wonders and worth are nothing when weighed in the presence of the One who formed and sustains them. Compared to Christ, even the entire universe is an insignificant nothing, scarcely able to evoke a yawn from those most easily astonished.” Let us resolve to make much of Christ, not just during the Christmas season, but every day for the rest of our lives. Colossians 1:15-20 is one of my favorite passages. In it, the Apostle Paul looks at the supremacy of Christ. Read and be amazed.
15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For 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. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And 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. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and 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.