Colossians 1:15-16 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.”
Jesus is the manifestation of God. Even though God has been invisible, He became visible to men in Jesus. This allowed Him as Jesus to be intimately allied to us. He is also the first-born. The first-born over all creation. The firstborn from the dead.
- Hebrews 1:3 (ESV) “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purifications for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
- John 1:10 (ESV) “He was in the world, and the world has made through him, yet the world did not know him.”
- Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
We were created for Him, to glorify Him! He came to earth as a human, the Firstborn over all creation, walked with us, and died for our sins!