For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
We don’t often think of Christ before He is introduced to the world as a little baby. However, He is God and has been around eternally. Jesus was there at creation and had an active part in the process.
We often struggle to understand the trinity with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit all being one God but separate beings. This isn’t something that we will fully be able to grasp here on earth.
The three persons of the trinity have separate functions. Jesus has a very different mission than that of the Father and the Holy Spirit. But there are other times, like during creation, that we see all three present and doing the same thing together.
Even if our understanding is limited, we should remember that Jesus is God. Even as we celebrate Christ’s humanity at Christmas, we should remember this. It puts things in even greater perspective for us. The baby in a manger is not just the savior of the world; He is the creator of that same world that He arrived in as a baby!