“And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence." Colossians 1:17-18
Throughout the Old Testament, there is a theme of failure of humans trying to act on their own, especially the firstborns. Adam, the first human, was kicked out of paradise because of sin. Cain, the firstborn of Adam and Eve, murdered his brother. Esau vows to kill his younger twin. Jesse’s eldest son was not chosen to be king. David’s firstborn son died brutally after committing a horrendous crime…. the list goes on and on.
But Jesus was the game changer. He was the game changer from the very beginning, even before the New Testament. He is the true firstborn, the firstborn of all creation. This does not mean that
Jesus was created, but instead shows His supremacy. His supremacy is certain and over everything.
His supremacy redeems us.
This truth radically changed my life. I will write more about my own personal story/testimony later, but Jesus changed my life from being one of
resentment to one of joy!