One of the most important verses on the deity of Christ is found in Colossians 1:16. It says, “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.” You cannot overlook the fact that the writer is referring to Jesus!

Paul makes perfectly clear Christ’s relationship with the universe.  He created it all! It’s interesting that the Old Testament pictures “wisdom” as the basic source of creation. Greek philosophy used the “Logos” to define the creative energy of the universe. The New Testament makes it clear that Jesus is the full “wisdom” of God as well as the divine “Logos” that became flesh and dwelled amongst us.

In explaining Jesus as the ultimate creator, Paul lists the things that Jesus created.  He begins by saying “all” things.  In this list we see that Jesus created space, the sky, the earth, the stars, souls, angels and human! Nothing’s left out! That requires acceptance of the truth that Jesus also created you and me!

I heard people ask “Why am I here?” This verse gives them the answer. Since all things were created by Him and for Him, they are here, and we are all here, because Jesus wanted us here. Revelation 4:11 says that Jesus “created all things, and for His pleasure and purpose they were created.” We are all here because Jesus wanted us here and because He had a purpose for each and every one of us. That gives the greatest reason for living and the greatest significance and purpose for our lives.

What is my purpose? What does Jesus say?


“Go make disciples…baptizing them…teaching them… and I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20