Hebrews 1

In Hebrews 1, the author talks to us about our Savior.  “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world”.  When is the last time you heard from God?  God is still speaking today, still ‘at many times and in many ways’.  I’m not sure we are hearing what He says though.  We cram our lives so full that if God was yelling at us through a bullhorn, we’d likely miss it because we have so much noise in our lives we can’t hear each other, let alone God.  And He often chooses to speak to us in His ‘still small voice’ which means we need to be listening…..

Hearing God means we need to learn to be quiet and wait and listen – three qualities most of us forgot how to do long ago.  Jesus came to earth and spent time talking directly to the people of His day, and even though He walked among them most didn’t hear what He said.  He came to this earth to deliver God’s message of love, and did far more than just speak it, He lived it.  “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power”.  God came and walked among us, to try and connect and show His love.

But man didn’t figure that out.  Jesus was rejected and died a cruel death on the Cross, which was part of God’s plan to save us from sinful living.  But to have that salvation become real for each of us, we have to hear the message of God’s love expressed through Christ, and then take the gift of grace and make it our own.  “After making 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”.  Jesus paid the price, we merely need to take that gift and make it ours.

The offer still stands – Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross that gives us victory over sin and a ticket to eternity.  “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”  God still wants us to receive His gift of mercy and grace through Jesus.  But we have to hear His call and respond.  We have to take action to accept that gift and make it our own.  That’s how we become a Christ Follower.  Not by merely knowing about Jesus, but by having a personal relationship with the only One who can set us free from sin and give us eternity!

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