Read Hebrews 1:1-12

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”? And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire.” But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” And, “In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like clothing; like a cloak you will roll them up, and like clothing they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never end.”

 

from Rev. Kevin Bowers

First Christian Church, Weirton

By any chance do you find you’re a bit tired today? Maybe even wearing a bit thin (or perhaps really thin) today?   Has the holiday finally caught up with you in a way you wish it hadn’t. Take a moment and think about what it means in Hebrews 1:3, “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.”

This Son of God whose birth we celebrated just a couple of days ago is the radiance of God’s glory. That same glory and radiance are also available to you and me, through the Newborn King.

Do me a favor, take a moment, close your eyes and bask in that radiance and glory. Bask in the radiance and glory of God’s love; God’s forgiveness; God’s majesty; God’s grace and all the other good and perfect gifts which we have been given through Jesus Christ. When I do this, my day doesn’t seem nearly as exhausting.

Dear God we thank you that Jesus is the gift that keeps giving.

We have a living present of your love.

Let us take time today and every day

to bask in that love. In Jesus name, Amen.

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