- Created: 20 November 2016 20 November 2016
Christ reigns in love among those who are baptized in His name. “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up My treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.” His service, enduring the cross and death for sinful humanity, saves us from sin and anchors us in new life.
Christ came into His kingdom by the cross. The Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus meant to mock Him with the sign they nailed to the cross, but He truly is “King of the Jews.” He has authority over His church in heaven and on earth, and He graciously remembers us in paradise.
He is “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” He reigns over all creation because “all things were created through Him and for Him,” and “in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” By His blood, shed on the cross, He took His throne, reconciling all creation to Himself.
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