Colossians 1:16-17

“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.”

Kids ask some of the best questions. Take, for instance, this one, “What would happen if the world just stopped spinning? Wouldn’t everything crash into itself?” Good question, and one rarely given much thought.


In the realm of science, there exists a mystery that seems to trump all others. All that is in the universe, whether visible or invisible, is held together by a fantastic superglue of sorts.

Though scientists have yet to identify it, its power is observable and its effects undeniable. This mysterious adhesive holds atoms together and allows tangible material to retain its shape. Even the oxygen molecules you’re breathing rely on it for their substance. This sustaining force is essential for the existence of all living and non-living things.

Astrophysicists have their theories about what keeps everything from flying apart, but God’s Word gives us the correct answer. What holds everything together isn’t an “it,” but rather a “Who.”

The Bible declares that it is none other than Jesus Christ, the Creator God.


The original Greek phrase, “all things consist,” is one of the most scientific insights of the Bible. It means that all things are arranged, established, take shape, and held together, and they do so in Him.

What a profound comfort this should be for us. If the Lord holds even the microscopic elements of our universe together, will He not do the same for His beloved children?

Awaiting His return,

– Pastor Jack

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