He is God

Every once in a while the thought comes back to my mind. It recently happened when I was reading Hebrews.

The whole book of Hebrews is worth your time and attention. The great theologian John Owen wrote a seven volume commentary on it because he found so much in it that pointed to the supremacy in Christ. It starts like this:

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
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. 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.” (Hebrews 1:1-3)

You could meditate on those verses for weeks.

The author is saying that Jesus is God.
That is the thought that keeps coming back to my mind and heart. He is not just another Moses or some mysterious priest like Melchizidek. He is not a super angel. He is not the best prophet who ever lived. He is God. He is heir of all things and the universe was made through Him. He sustains all things. He is robed in splendor. Wow. I am glad that thought comes to my mind every once in a while. It is good news. Because He is God, He is all powerful and His will is going to be done.

The thought that follows that thought is this: He disrobed. He set aside Himself to become sin for us. He went to a cross almost naked and endured the wrath of God the Father for us. He did it for His glory and so that we could have a robe. The robe of Christ’s righteousness. Amazing. Simple. Costly. Complex. He is God and He came for us. As we enter the Advent season can we encourage you to reflect on that? Maybe some of you wonder if it is true. Can we encourage you to explore during this season?

We believe he came for you. Even better, He is coming back for you. The king will return and He will not be naked. He will be robed in majesty, surrounded by glory and full of love for His people. Join us this season as we celebrate the once and future king.