By: Lynne Fukutani
Jesus from Creation to Revelation
Before anything else existed, Jesus existed. When we hear the commands of creation in Genesis 1, “Let there be light,” “Let there be space,” “Let the waters swarm with fish,” and “Let us make humans,” it’s Jesus’ voice we hear commanding life into existence.
From the time sin entered human reality and separated us from God’s fellowshipto the end of the Old Testament and even throughoutthe 400 years between the Testaments, all creation waited to be maderight with God again. We could feel God had a plan to bring people back into fellowship. We didn’t know exactly who or what the plan was, but the prophets spoke of a King who would come and make everything right. They spoke of God’s Spirit who would come into us and teach us about God’s ways and His love for us. The prophet Isaiah named this King by many names:
The Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means “God is with us”). Isaiah 7:14
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the
throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
Jesus. His name means “the LORD is Salvation.” His name causes people to fall to their knees and others to violence. His name brings restoration in families and inothers division. He is the light of the world, the living water, the Great I AM. He is first and last, the Alpha and Omega. He stood at the beginning and spoke old order into being and; He’ll stand at the end and speak the new order into being.
Jesus. “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent.” Colossians 1:17-18