How did Christ accomplish this reconciliation? He accomplished by making peace (peace between a wretched sinner and a holy God, how?) THROUGH/BY MEANS OF the blood of His cross. The extent of this reconciliation extends to all things, whether in heaven or in earth. For this cause, believer, Christ should come to have first place in your life! Why? because He shed His blood on the cross for you and He reconciled you, He made peace for you with a holy God. He did this by taking all of the wrath of God that you rightfully deserved, and paying for that wrath by shedding His blood on the cross. What better reason could there be for Christ to have first place in your life? Believer, Christ should be preeminent not simply because He is supreme over all creation, that He is the very God of heaven who stands in such a high degree over the rest of us- although He does. Added to that, Christ should have first place in your life because He shed His blood for you- and because of this we LOVE HIM! His supremacy in our lives is no forced mandate, rather we should gladly make Christ first in our lives because our overwhelming love for Him will allow nothing less!