Reflections: The first four words of the Bible set the stage for the rest of human history. They tell us that at the heart of the universe is God—not just any god but the God of the Bible: a God of order, goodness and kindness. Unlike false gods which enslave us, this is a king who creates us in his image—full of dignity, value and purpose. And he invites us to join his gospel project to extend his kingdom on earth. We meet this creator God in King Jesus. He was in the beginning and all things—especially you and I—have been created in him, through him and for him (Col 1:16–17). At the heart of the universe is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Question: Whether it’s a relationship, job or ministry, is your new beginning in, through and all for King Jesus? Is proclaiming the gospel of his kingdom the centre of your life?
Prayer: God of all creation, we repent of placing ourselves at the heart of your universe. Thank you that King Jesus is putting this world to right by first reconciling us with you. By your Spirit, enable us to live in, through and all for Christ and his glory. Amen.