|"She brought forth her FIRSTBORN son,|
and called His Name JESUS"
|"He is the image of the invisible God,|
the FIRSTBORN of all creation.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things and in Him all things consist.
The FIRSTBORN in Bible days held the highest honor in the family.
Jesus, as the Son of God, holds the highest honor in God's family.
"He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So He is the first in everything."
Or to read the same verse from the NIV translation::
"And He is the Head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning and the FIRSTBORN from among the dead,
so that in everything He might have the supremacy."
Jesus was the FIRST to be resurrected from the dead with a resurrection body
that would never die again.
"For God knew His people in advance,
and He chose them to become like His Son,
so that His Son would be the FIRSTBORN
among many brothers and sisters.
And having chosen them, He called them to come to Him.
And having called them, He gave them right standing with Himself.
And having given them right standing,
He gave them His glory."
My nephew Joel, who fought a valiant fight against glioblastoma,
is now seeing the GLORY OF GOD in person.
It was his desire that "the glory of the LORD would be revealed" through his life.
I believe this was accomplished!
If you wish to view the celebration of his life,
Thank you for stopping by.
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