A Changing World
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 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.
Colossians 1:15-17 (ESV)
We live in a world that is constantly changing. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux. Whether it is the people in our lives, the circumstances surrounding our lives, the relationships we possess, or the emotions we feel. Everything changes. To some, the thought of life being unpredictable strikes fear into their heart. The thought of changing jobs, ending relationships, moving, or even changing our morning routine can be daunting. Often, change is out of our hands. Things change despite our best efforts. Things like the outcome of an election, weather, people leaving our lives, or our financial situation. Change, especially when it comes in the form of tragedy, can be more than we can bare.
However, we must realize, amongst our fears and anxieties, that change, while out of our control, is never out of the control of God. He governs all things and nothing happens without him allowing it. He holds all the control in every situation. This is the point of these verses in Colossians. This passage supports the power and might of Jesus Christ. He was not just a man who came and did some good stuff. He is not just a prophet or spiritual leader. He was all of this and more. He is the God by whom and through whom all things were made and all things are held together by his mighty hand. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10 that even a sparrow does not fall without his notice. He will never abandon us as Jesus tells us in Matthew 26. Pair that with the statement in Colossians and you have an important truth indeed. No matter how much things change or how bad things seem to get, Jesus is always there and he is in control. If we rely on him, he will take care of us.
This week, if you have any fears or anxieties about changes in your life, put your faith in God and he will care for you. If you have never accepted Christ, place your faith and your trust in Him, and he will never let you down.