Colossians 1:18-23
18 Christ is the head of the church, which is his body. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so he is first in everything. 19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and by him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of his blood on the cross. 21 This includes you who were once so far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, 22 yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this through his death on the cross in his own human body. As a result, he has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. 23 But you must continue to believe this truth and stand in it firmly. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed by God to proclaim it.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

This is one of the strongest statements about the divine nature of Christ found anywhere in scripture.  Jesus is not only equal to God, He is God.  He is the exact representation of God and He reveals God to us.  Christ is completely holy and He has the right to judge the world.  He is the head of the body and as Christians; we are to be connected to Him.  Because Christ is holy and is God, we can trust Him to direct our lives.  Everything is held together, protected and prevented from total chaos by Christ.  And because Christ is the sustainer of life, none of us is independent from Him.  If you are not connected to the body of Christ, you are not a part of Him.  As Christians, we can not act independent of Christ or His body.  We are to be connected to our brothers and sisters in Christ, as we are connected to Him.  There is no such thing as a lone Christian, if you are a part of Christ; you are a part of His body of believers.  We need to function together with each of us using the skills He has given us to grow the body.  This is the function of each Christian, with Christ as our head.

Have a God Day!