There’s only one who can claim to be number 1. The first person across the finish line of a race is number 1…the winner. The team that wins the Superbowl gets to be called number 1. The person who eats the most hot dogs gets to be called number 1. I get to be the number 1 Tony Funderburk on the internet. Yippee! But there is only one person who gets to be called number 1 of everything. Can you guess who it is? I’ll tell you. It’s Jesus. He’s the firstborn over all creation. Nobody else ever gets to be called that. Here are some reasons He gets to be number 1…
Jesus created everything. Yep, everything. And that includes things you can see…and things you can’t. Everything important comes from Him. In fact, everything was created through Him by God the Father. And not just through Him, but FOR Him. That means everything in the whole universe belongs to Jesus. And here’s another couple of cool things to think about…
There’s a place in the Bible where it says Jesus was around before anything else was. He has always been alive. If it wasn’t for Him, nothing else could even be here. True life is only found in Him. It’s only His eternal life that keeps things going. But that’s not all…
Since Jesus is the ultimate number 1 of everything, He gets to be the head of everything. After all…He’s smarter than all the rest of us put together. So why shouldn’t He be the head? I sure don’t mind trusting Him to think better than me. Do you?
Oh, one more thing…Jesus rose from the dead! He did it without any help from anyone. But what’s amazing is that He said He was only the first. He said we could rise from the dead, too. Guess what? When we do, we prove He’s number 1. That’s because He’s the one who raises us up. So, when we end up rising from the dead, the whole world will see how Jesus is our Creator. Then they’ll know there is nothing and no one more important than Him.
Have you already discovered how Jesus is number 1? Does He already have a place in your heart? If so, tell me about it. Here’s a rhyme to help you remember.
He lived before there was a universe.
He is the end…and the beginning.
He lived a life that overcame our curse.
He is the number 1 of everything.