day 18: God

John 1:18; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:1-4

No one has ever seen God;the only God, who is at the Father’s side,he has made him known.” – John 1:18

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” – Colossians 1:15

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.  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.  After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,” – Hebrews 1:1-3

Jesus of Nazareth is God expressed.  when we read one of his titles, “the firstborn of all creation”, we are tempted to think He was born but “firstborn” means supremacy in the family.  He, in fact, “created” all created things and, like the firstborn of the family, inherits all things.  He made and owns all things, yet He comes into what He has made, lives among us, cares for us, cleanses us by dying for us that killed Him.  although He is over all things, He comes under us and serves us.  what does that say about God?  about us?

if Jesus is “the exact imprint” of God, why do we still look for God elsewhere?  why do we continue to insist and live like He is far away when He has come to be one of us?

thank you Lord that you are God…and the man.

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