Christ Jesus is the matchless peacemaker. Through His death, He reconciled to the Father all of creation, especially a humanity alienated from God by sin. Jesus was able to accomplish this reconciliation because “in Him all the fullness” dwelled (v. 19). He was fully God and fully human. He could die for mankind, because as a man He had no sins of His own. He could die for all of creation, because as the Creator He had a higher value than creation. Fully divine and fully human, He was able to provide the means for all of creation to be reconciled to God.
Because sin takes life, life is required to repay sin debts. Jesus Christ gave His life in blood to satisfy all of mankind’s sin debts and to restore covenant peace between God and man. “For [Jesus] Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation” (Eph. 2:14). Let us live in that peace, with the Prince of Peace as our sovereign in our lives (Is. 9:6) and His rule of love as our law (James 2:8).