Colossians 1:17: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
Daylight was still an hour away. The air was cold and clear and the stars were shining brightly. They’re going to come to horns this morning, I thought. I checked the wind direction and then moved slowly down the edge of the clearing to better my downwind visibility. Suddenly, an unusually bright shooting star streaked across the predawn sky. Wow, that’s was a big chunk of space rock. My mind jumped to dinosaurs…yes, dinosaurs. Being a dinosaur nut, I couldn’t help but think of the miles wide asteroid scientists say struck earth some 65 million years ago, wiping out the great beasts. In the chill morning I thought, what’s to keep that from happening again?
The answer flooded my wandering mind – and it wasn’t a “what”, it was a WHO! The person of JESUS CHRIST! As the Bible says, “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” And, “All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”
On that frosty Nebraska morning, I took comfort that this incredibly fragile world need not worry. It is in Good Hands! Lord Jesus is still on the job and has power and authority over all. As the eastern sky brightened, I gave thanks to God and set up to rattle on another beautiful day in His creation.
Posted by David Morris