Colossians 1:15-20; Ps 100 Come with joy into the presence of the Lord; Luke 5:33-39
"Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and invisible...all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together..."
There is one constant in life that we can all agree on. Things fall apart. Change happens. Plans fall through. Not everything we expect to happen happens as we expect. We often have to adjust on the fly.
Take a moment to look back at your life over the past 9 months: how many things came unglued?
Things are in constant flux. Roofs need repairing. Drains need fixing. Gutters need clearing. Trees die and need to be cut down. Limbs need to be trimmed. Grass needs to be mowed. Weeds need to be pulled. Plants need to be watered.
Hair needs to be cut. Weight needs to be lost. Etc.Etc. Etc.
Change and flux. Things fall apart.
IT was never more obvious and true for the people of Colossae. The city was located in a region notorious for earthquakes. They understood well that things would fall apart. Things got shook up on a regular basis.
In the mist of all of this there was a need for stability, for that which did not change. The people wanted something to hold on to firmly.
St. Paul direct their attention appropriately: "Christ JEsus is the image of the invisible God...in him all things hold together."
There it is. When life falls apart, Christ remains the glue that holds it all together.