When you consider the impact that Jesus has made on the course of history in the world take note of something that 19th century British pastor, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) once said:
Christ is the great central fact of the world’s history. To him everything looks forward or backward. All lines of history converge upon him. All the great purposes of God culminate in him. The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of his birth.
Spurgeon is simply echoing something that scripture states. In particular the Apostle Paul proclaims:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent, (Colossians 1:15-18, ESV).
Given that Jesus is to be preeminent, how should our lives look?