He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. – Colossians 1:15;17
Jesus is not made in the image of the invisible God, He is the image of the invisible God. This distinction sets Him apart from all men, even though He lived on earth as man. He is more than a prophet, a great guy, or a good teacher. Jesus is the exact representation of God.
God’s declaration of Jesus as the firstborn of all creation means He existed before anything else. He did not come from dust like us to be corrupted by sin, He came from heaven as His Holiness, without sin and with authority over all things. Jesus is the only way to the Father and, therefore, the only way to salvation and the only One holding us all together.
Lord, keep us from anything meant to diminish Jesus’ true identity in You. We do not want to shy away from your Holiness. We want to keep the truth about You constantly in our midst! You sent Your one and only Son down to us to withstand a brutal death on the cross and bring Your family up to heaven with you! His death and resurrection are the most miraculous and the most important events in human history! Let us not be ashamed of Your full glory!