15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the one who is first over all creation, 16 Because all things were created by him: both in the heavens and on the earth, the things that are visible and the things that are invisible. Whether they are thrones or powers, or rulers or authorities, all things were created through him and for him. 17 He existed before all things, and all things are held together in him. 18 He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the one who is firstborn from among the dead so that he might occupy the first place in everything. 19 Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in him, 20 and he reconciled all things to himself through him—whether things on earth or in the heavens. He brought peace through the blood of his cross. (Colossians 1:15-20, CEB)

Jesus is the image of God, the first over everything.

Everything that was created was created by God. Everything was created for God.

God holds everything together.

As we await the coming baby in the manger, let us remember Jesus came to show us how to live and how to love all of creation.

Let us see the love we have from Jesus and return that to the world around us.

Loving People. Loving God.