When I see Jesus, I see God the Father. Now that is VERY good news.
That is in fact … stunning!
Jesus existed before Creation. The term firstborn does not refer to time, but to place or status. Jesus the Messiah was not the first being created, since He Himself is the Creator of all things.
Firstborn simply means “of first importance, of first rank.”
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. | Colossians 1:15
Jesus invites me to know Him. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the very image of God. The “spittin image” for sure.
Solomon was certainly not born first of all of David’s sons, yet he was named the firstborn. Firstborn of all Creation means “prior to all Creation.” Jesus the Messiah is not a created being; He is eternal God.
Paul used the word image to make this fact clear. It means “an exact representation and revelation.” The writer to the Hebrews affirms that Jesus Christ is “the express image of His Person”. Jesus was able to say, “He that has seen Me, has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
In His essence, God is invisible; but Jesus has revealed Him to us (John 1:18). Nature reveals the existence, power, and wisdom of God; but nature cannot reveal the very essence of God to us. It is only in Jesus that the invisible God is revealed perfectly. Since no mere creature can perfectly reveal God, Jesus the Messiah must be God.
The phrase “word of God” appears often in the Bible and can have a slightly different meaning depending on context and the Hebrew or Greek word used. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” Here, Word is a title of the Master Jesus.
The term translated “Word” is logos, which basically means “the expression of a thought.” Logos can be thought of as the total message of God to man.
Jesus embodied that total message, and that is why He is called the “Logos,” or “Word,” of God.