Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Hebrews gives me spiritual heartburn! It is a heavy
meal from the first few verses. The first chapter
contrasts the Son of God with created angels. It is
no contest. Jesus wins hands down.
God puts everything under the control of His Son,
but we can't see it yet. I look around and see chaos
and disintegration at every level. Where is God in
all of this? Ah...

'But we see him who for a little while was made
lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned 
with glory and honor because of suffering death,
so that by the grace of God he might taste death
for everyone.' (Hebrews 2:9)

We see Jesus, not crowned with thorns, but crowned
with glory and honor. But, He first had to walk the
way of the cross and taste death for me, for you. I
love this verse. It moves me to the core. Death seems
to reign in this moment, but it controls nothing.

Dear reader, put down the newspaper, turn off the
TV and gaze upon your Lord.

'Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in his wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.'
( I sang this chorus as a young teen while at camp.
It was the life theme of the director. Have any of
you sung it?)

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