People have many opinions as to who Jesus was; prophet, teacher, good man, visionary are among these labels.
These are all true to an extent, but He was far more than that; Jesus was God.
In this verse we are told He was the image of the invisible God.
Image means “mirror-like representation”, and is a wonderful way to describe Jesus.
When you look in a mirror you see exactly what you look like, and in the same way as you look at Jesus you see exactly what God looks like.
God is indeed invisible, unseen to the naked eye.
What this verse tells us is that Jesus was not invisible; the eyes of men saw Him.
He came to the earth and dwelt among us, showing us the true character and nature of the invisible Father God (John 1 v 14).
When you look at Jesus you see God.
Jesus healed so God heals, Jesus never made anyone sick so God never does this, and Jesus was filled with compassion so God is too.
We will see later in this DIG mini-series that Jesus was more than an image of God as He too was God.
Jesus was and is part of the Trinity. Jesus is God.
But this verse tells us that we can be confident about the true nature of God by looking at Jesus.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus came and thank you for the amazing picture of You that we see through Him”.
Colossians 1 v 15…..Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature