He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible … all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Let fear be gone. Let anxiety vanish. Let joy rise and courage fill your heart like the radiant sun of early spring.
You know everything you need to live with hope and grace. For you have seen the beginning of time … and you know the end.
You know the One from whom you come and the One to whom you will go at the end of your earthly journey. You know the energy of life and love that holds creation together, drawing all things into unity.
Everything is destined to become one, united in the love of our Lord Jesus, the Christ.
Look at him. Just look at him. Imagine him as he reaches out to bless children, heal the sick and comfort the broken hearted. Look at his eyes as he forgives those burdened by guilt. See how he rebukes hate and turns away those who judge and condemn.
Look and know: He is the beginning and end of all things … and of each of us.
Jesus is the face of the eternal Christ, who has been working in all things since the birth of time. He reveals what will evermore be—the Eternal Love from whom we come and to whom we go.
Smile and know: The beginning is love … the end, too.
Pr. David L. Miller