Who is Jesus to you?
What do you really think about Jesus? Do you see him as a close friend, a brother, a father, a teacher, an advisor, a counsellor, a priest, a law enforcer, a judge … ? Jesus can hold many different roles in our life, dependent on our particular needs at any one time but because he treats us with all of the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control – it is easy for us to forget just who he really is and how great and awesome he is.
Today’s reading tells us that though God initially spoke his message to his people through the prophets, he finally sent his own Son, Jesus Christ, to bring his message to us personally. The rest of the passage is all about how great and glorious his Son is.
Just stop and think for a while on what we are told about Jesus:-
- Everything will someday belong to the Son.
- God’s Son has all the brightness of God’s own glory and is like him in every way.
- By his own mighty word, he holds the universe together.
- The Son washed away our sins.
- He sat down at the right sideof the glorious God in heaven.
- God’s Son is greater than Angels.
- Jesus is always the same and he will live forever.
- God will make his enemiesinto a footstool for him!
Jesus came all the way down from Heaven and humbled himself to become one of us, he came to serve us, he even came to die for us. This is all so wonderful – truly beyond words – but let us never, ever forget just who he is and how great he is – the Son of God – the Lord of Lords – the King of Kings – our almighty Saviour – Allelujah!
Thank you so very much that you have set aside your greatness to come and be very close to us, to stand beside us right where we are, to help us and guide us. As we receive your many blessings may we never set aside your greatness.
When you next pray, spend the first few moments remembering just who Jesus is and how great he is and praise him for everything! – the rest of your prayers will be all the better for it!