Genesis 1:26 records the discussion that ensued in the tribunal council of the Godhead as God planned to create man. It is recorded as “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” We are not a byproduct of some chance evolutionary process but the result of a conscious plan of an Almighty God. The word “us” and “our” in Genesis 1:26 indicates that the Blessed Trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and His Holy Spirit) participated in the creation of man. Creation is the result of the choice of God and not of chance (happenstance). But did you ever take time to wonder as to the reason for our Creation? Colossians 1:16 which reads “For by him all things created, …, all things were created by him and FOR him:”, answers that question. We are created for Christ. He is the reason for our creation.
Point(s) to ponder:
- We are created after careful design and plan BY Christ Jesus, the agent of creation, and not just a product of chance. The God who planned our creation has also planned the course of our life as He declares through the mouth of his prophet, Jeremiah (which means God establishes); plans to prosper us and not to harm us; plans to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11 – NIV).
- We are created FOR Christ Jesus. This means that while God’s plan is for our prosperity, hope and future, are we for His glory?
- Christ Jesus is not only the agent (BY Him) of our creation, but He is the reason (FOR Him) for our creation.
Colossians 1:16 (KJV)
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: