“He has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels…” —Hebrews 1:2-4
I don’t know about you, but I tend to get complacent at times, thinking I have everything figured out and under control. That is a dangerous place to be, because the mindset assumes that I belong in control, not God. When I think I’m the one in control, I’m going to miss out on what God has for me—what He wants to do in me and through me. I will also become complacent with my relationship with Christ, forgetting who He is. Jesus is so much more than someone who came in the flesh to die for us and to conquer death on our behalf so we can be saved. (As if that isn’t enough!)
Hebrews 1:2-4 has some amazing truths of who Christ is:
- Jesus visually showed the glory of God’s infinite and majestic nature.
- Jesus is the exact representation of what God truly is.
- Jesus is the Heir of all things, Who spoke all things into existence, allowing everything to last by the power of His Word.
- Jesus is the One Who shed blood on the Cross to cleanse us from our sins.
- Jesus is the One Who is seated next to God.
Take some time to think about these truths. We read that Jesus doesn’t just represent God, He really is God! We read that by the power of His Word He not only created all things, but keeps them going. We also know from the Gospels that Jesus was fully God and fully man, and there were many witnesses to His life.
Let’s not get complacent or content in our thinking of Christ. I have learned that He is so much more than what I can humanly comprehend—and this is good news! Because the times in my life when I’ve been most complacent in my relationship with Christ are the times when I think I know everything about Him.
HE IS always so much more than we can ever imagine. This should be something we rejoice in. We can come to Him at any time knowing full well what He has done for us as well as what He can do through us. If He can speak into being—and maintain—all of creation, think of what He can do in and through you! That is who He is.
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” —Matthew 19:26
—Eddie Taubensee, PAO’s Director of Baseball Ministry
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