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. And he is before all things, and in him all things
hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in
him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile
to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood
of his cross.
Greeting brothers and sisters! Isn’t it amazing to think that our Lord Jesus,
the Creator of all things willingly died on the cross for us, so that we may be
redeemed! Do not waste this God given grace! Remember to grow together, put on the new,
and redeem the time!