Jesus is the “exact imprint” of God the Father. And, as such, He makes “purification for sins” and “upholds the universe” — two impossible tasks which He accomplishes within time and space for Himself, His Father and for us.
Many believe the universe is set in motion by an unseen force, then left to itself.
Many believe our salvation is set in motion and left to our force of will.
Neither is true. Jesus holds the universe in its motion just as He creates it. Jesus “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things are created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things are created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1: 15 – 17)
Through His Holy Spirit, Jesus holds us in our salvation. Paul testifies, “And my God supplies every need of [ours] according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 19) He also says, “And [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent. For in Him all the fullness of God is pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of the cross.” (Colossians 1: 18 – 20
Jesus holds all things together, including us. Let us praise Him!