He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead.    Paul couldn’t have known:   a few years after the believers in Colossae received this letter, their city would be decimated by a powerful earthquake.   Historians tell us that the city never fully recovered. It’s possible that some of the Colossian believers grieved the loss of a spouse or a child in the quake.   Others, seeing their livelihoods buried in the rubble, uprooted their families...