Colossians 1:17…”He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Jesus took part in creation with the Father. He always was, and always will be. His eternal character is difficult for us to comprehend. However, our ability to fully understand something does not affect its truth. He holds all things together, which means He has authority over all humans. This was a claim He made (Matthew 11:27), which angered the religious teachers and leaders of His time. This authority is an objective reality regardless of your worldview. His resurrection was the ultimate proof of His authoritative claims. When someone who was raised from the dead after predicting it, makes claims like this: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6)”; then we need to listen and submit to Him.