[The following devotional is a part of our 2015 Easter Season Devotional Book “Passion Road.” We will be posting a devotional each day on this blog between February 18 – April 5, 2014.]
More Than Just “A Guy” by Mark Robinson
Read: Colossians 1:15-20
Over the years I have had the privilege of officiating over 100 wedding ceremonies. It has been a real joy to be able to walk with so many couples during the days surrounding their wedding. Before I officiate a wedding, I will spend some time with the couple making sure they have adequate premarital counseling.
As I spend time with pre-married couples, I will often ask each person to describe their future spouse. In response to this question, most future brides do not describe their beau as simply “a guy.” Instead, they describe him in glowing terms. Their love and their deep knowledge of their future spouse make it easy for them to wax eloquent on their strengths.
One common New Testament title for the church is the “Bride of Christ.” If that is the case, then the Apostle Paul’s description of Jesus in Colossians 1 is a glowing description of the Groom by His Bride. Far more than just describing Jesus as “a guy,” Paul points out the authority Jesus has based on His identity as the Divine/Creator/Ruler/Sustainer/Savior.
Colossians 1:15-20 is more than just a footnote from a theology book. It describes our precious Savior . . . the One we have the distinct privilege of getting to know for eternity. Paul’s description in Colossians is a great starting point for going “next level” in your knowledge of Jesus. These verses share with us more than just the observable facts from His earthly life and ministry. They go deeper, showing us His role in creating and sustaining life and reconciling man and God.
So, as the Bride of Christ, take a moment to consider all that Jesus is. Far more than just “a guy” He is One like no other. Our God and Savior.
- Take some time and list out your own description of Jesus Christ (who He is and what He means to you.)
- Praise God in prayer for each of the attributes of Jesus you listed above.