The picture of our Lord, Jesus Christ, holding our world together is such a blessing. When it’s difficult for us to keep it together, we can trust Jesus is keeping us together. He upholds all things by the power of His Word. Not only can we stand in the power of the Word, but the Word is His power holding our world together. We are in His hands and no one is able to snatch us out of His hands.
The Greek word for upholding is to bear and to carry. It expresses the idea of Him holding us up. He carried every sickness, weakness, grief, and burden holding us down when He went to the cross; but now, as the Resurrected Lord, He bears us up and keeps us in Him. When we are not sure what our future holds, we trust He holds our future. When circumstances cause things to fall apart in our lives, we reach to Him to put it back together. When the battle in our mind intensifies, we receive His peace.
Jesus radiates the glory of the Father and expresses His image. As we are being transformed into His image, we also radiate His glory and represent Him in every place. When things happen that should break us, they make us stronger and stronger, from glory to glory!
Hebrews 1:3 “… who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”