The Son of God sits pre-eminent over all creation as “firstborn” because He made the universe. Equal with God the Father in every way, God the Son served as the Father’s Agent in creation, “through Whom He made the worlds [ages]” (Hebrews 1:2). “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:3). Not a creature Himself, the Son brought into being all that is or was. “The heavens declare the glory of God,” declared David (Psalm 19:1), and the earth does also. The beauty of sky, water, blossom, and bird; the brilliance of the sunrise and the splendor of its setting; the unfathomable complexity of living things and the unimaginable vastness of the universe; the order and symmetry of all that we see, and the energy packed into each atom – all these and more announce to us day after day, moment by moment, the indescribable glory of our God and of His Son, Jesus. The Son rules all rulers, commands all commanders, and governs all governors. He controls all commonwealths, presides over every parliament, and empowers all princes. Without His permission, no presidential decree carries any weight, and apart from Him no army marches to victory. Angels and archangels, all the armies of heaven, and even the malign minions of Satan – all bow to His bidding. As we rely on Him, no one and nothing can prevent us from working out His will, and performing His purposes, each day of our lives “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10).