“9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;”
In the coming of Jesus into the world as a man, we behold the mystery that God took unto Himself our humanity. He became flesh and blood and lived among us. In Jesus, the apostle Paul says, “the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” Because Jesus is both fully God and fully human, He is altogether sufficient to achieve reconciliation between God and man. (Colossians 1:19,20). Jesus was born to save sinners from the consequences and punishment for their sin. His entire life was lived on behalf of fallen humanity to restore us to God. While tempted in every way just as we are, He lived perfectly because we could not.
We need not supplement our Christian Faith with anything or anyone else because our salvation is complete in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is not merely like God, He is God and is in union with God the Father. In Christ alone we have all we need for our life with God. He took our well-deserved death penalty in His own death on the Cross.
Jesus is everything, God himself, in all fullness, in bodily form, who lived, died, and rose again for our salvation! We confess His deity and humanity in the Christmas Hymn, Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail th’ incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus our Immanuel.”
May we stand in awe of Jesus Christ, fully God, fully man, who took on humanity including human flesh, to set us free from sin and death. May our awe of Christ inspire us with grateful service to God in all that He done for us in graciously saving us.