What are you looking at?

Col. 1 15 - 16 
Christ is exactly like God, 
who cannot be seen.
He is the first-born Son,
superior to all creation.
16 Everything was created by him,
everything in heaven
and on earth,
everything seen and unseen,
including all forces
and powers,
and all rulers
and authorities.
All things were created
by God’s Son,
and everything was made
for him.

Are you looking up or looking down?  

I've heard people pontificate about this verse before.  They ask questions like. "If Christ was here then what do you mean He cannot be seen?  If He is first-born, therefore He must have been created, ergo He isn't God."  Really? 

Christ is exactly like God because He is God.  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 
He is King over the universe.  Paul is speaking to who Christ is in the present?  He is no longer human.  He is King of kings and Lord of lords.  

He is the first born, not because He was born or created.  The firstborn, the oldest son of a Hebrew family, had special privileges.  He is superior in all ways to us.  He was there when the world and humanity were created.  He was there when everything in heaven and on earth was created.   

All of this was done to bring Him glory.  To honor Him.  

Who do you serve?  You serve who you pay most attention to.  Who are you looking at?  If you pay attention to your fears, then fear is your god.  If you pay attention to money and material things, then they are your gods.  

We look up and see our Savior and our King.  If we keep looking down, all we will see are excuses to exclude Christ from our lives.  Look up!  Today is a new day to see the one who created everything and then gave His life so you could live today and for all of eternity with Him. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I'm looking at You today.  AMEN