Christians often say that ‘Jesus is Lord’. What does this mean? Do we understand what we are saying?
Dr Duane Litfin says: ‘It was the Father’s design that not just the Christian faith, but the entire cosmos He created, be profoundly Son-centred.’ We live in a Christ-centred universe by the Father’s design and the Spirit’s disclosure.
Everything in this universe is from Jesus Christ, about Jesus Christ, and for Jesus Christ. This is what Christians should mean when they say Jesus is Lord. The implications of this are staggering.
The Importance of Christ
15 No one can see God, but Jesus Christ is exactly like him. He ranks higher than everything that has been made. 16 Through his power all things were made—things in heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities, lords, and rulers. All things were made through Christ and for Christ. 17 He was there before anything was made, and all things continue because of him. 18 He is the head of the body, which is the church. Everything comes from him. He is the first one who was raised from the dead. So in all things Jesus has first place. 19 God was pleased for all of himself to live in Christ. 20 And through Christ, God has brought all things back to himself again—things on earth and things in heaven. God made peace through the blood of Christ’s death on the cross.