In this hymn, we are reminded that it is through Christ that all things have come into being and that it is Christ who is over it all. It is Christ who holds us together and it is Christ who reconciles us to the One who created us in love. Read the passage again, this time slowly pouring over each phrase.
Which characteristic of Jesus listed here speaks to you today? How do these images of Christ affect the way you respond to the world around you, both those situations and people that are near to you and those that are far away? In what ways is Jesus making peace in our world?
Think of a situation where peace is desperately needed and pray God’s peace over it.