Hebrews 1:1-4 (UKNIV)
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
Soon our thoughts will turn towards Christmas and the incarnation, as will the writer of Hebrews’ tomorrow, but before then he reminds us of just who Jesus is. This first chapter of his letter, of which our reading is only a sample, piles glorious statement upon glorious statement to make clear how superior Jesus is over all beings, even the angels. He made the world in power, he sustains it with his word, his throne lasts forever and even the angels great as they are worship him. He is none other than God’s Son in all his radiance! The list goes on and on…
Whenever you remember today (perhaps when you switch the kettle on?) take some time to worship Jesus, seeing how many different expressions of his greatness you can think of.
Today’s New Testament in a Season readings: Titus 3 / Phil / Heb 1