Colossians 1v15 Firstborn
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation
What is it about small babies that make us go gooey? They’re not very useful. In fact there’s almost nothing they can do except cry and poo - a lot! Yet when we hold them in our arms, our hearts melt away.
And when they smile (even if its wind) all of us can’t help but be won over to their charm.
As we begin this journey into Christmas, we are using some Bible passages to help us prepare for the arrival of the Firstborn child, the Son of the invisible God, Immanuel - God with us.
I am sure for Mary and Jospeh those first few moments in Jesus life when he was born would have been very similar to our experiences of birth - apart from he sheep, straw and shepherds perhaps. But as their hearts melted away the deep and profound mystery of Immanuel was held in their hands.
What is precious to you? What do you hold dear in this season of your life? Where does the Firstborn fit into this? Is your relationships with Jesus important to you now, does it impact your life? What difference does knowing Jesus make to you? For Mary and Joseph it turned their lives upside-down and inside-out. But it also invited them into the most wondrous story…
So today as we begin, you are invited to join them, and us as we welcome the Firstborn of all creation.