Jesus, the Son of God as Creator
“All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing has come into being that has come into being.”
“For by Him all things were created . . .” (Col. 1:16)
“. . . yet for us there is but one God the Father from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” (1 Cor. 8:6)
“But of the Son He says, ‘Thy throne O God is forever and the righteous scepter is the scepter of Thy kingdom . . . and you Lord in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the works of your hands.’” (Hebrews 1:8, 10)
“The Son of Man is Lord of Sabbath.” (Matthew 12:8)
The scripture is quite clear. Not only is the Son of God the creator of the angelic realm. Not only is He the object of history through which God shall save His elect, but He is also the creator of the heavens and the earth.
The Father is the architect who decrees. The Son is that One in perfect union. “The Son can do nothing of Himself unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.” (John 5:19) Thus the Son created, as carrying out the Father’s will. That by which He accomplished the Father’s purpose was the Holy Spirit. This is first mentioned in Genesis 1:1-3.
“God created the heavens and the earth . . .”
“. . . the Spirit of God moved over the surface of the deep . . .”
“. . . and God said (the Word) ‘Let there be light.’”
The implications are beyond description. The divine Son, the Son eternally in the bosom of the Father, the Father’s eternal first-born, who has never not been the Son of God – this unique 2nd Person of the Tri-unity laid aside His glory and the free use of His divine attributes, to take “the form of a bondservant and to be made in the likeness of men.” (Phil. 2:7)
The One who said “Be fruitful” became the object of Elizabeth’s blessing, “Blessed be the fruit of thy womb.”
The giver of life would be sustained breath by breath.
The Bread of Life would hunger.
Living Water would say “I thirst.”
The Light of the World would hang in darkness.
Omnipotence would sleep from weariness.
Omniscience would grow in wisdom and ask questions of the teachers.
The Life everlasting would die in His strength.
The Holy One forsaken by the Father.
Mary held Him who is The Everlasting Arms.
O most excellent mystery.
“When Christ the mighty Maker died for man the creature’s sin.”
Rightly did the water blush at its Creator and become wine.
as did the winds and waves at His voice “Hush” and “be still.”
as would fish and grain instantly multiply to feed the multitudes.
or fish come as commanded to the nets,
or the one fish swallow the one coin when and where He willed.
How gently could He sit on a colt, the foal of a donkey upon which no one had ever sat.
How responsive were the demons, the diseased, disabilities and death to disappear before Him.
For death to thrice bow at His feet.
in the womb
aboard the donkey
in the stable
in a manger.
Our Incomparable Christ.