Colossians 1:15-20, known as the Christ Hymn or The Messiah Poem, is a stunning view of the singularly unique power of the almighty God and Creator wrapped in the fragile mantle of a crucified man. Today, as we look at the latter half of this hymn in Paul’s letter to the Colossians, we are reminded that Jesus, that man, was God in full. And it is only His ransom of us through a depth of sacrifice we can’t comprehend that has brought and continues to bring us near to Him.
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.