Long ago and far away in a distant land, you spoke to your people through prophets, Father. But, then you sent Jesus, with whom the apostles spoke directly. Now, you speak to us through Jesus and the writings of the prophets and apostles in your Word. This Jesus, who was sent by you and titled “Son of God,” reversed the curse, redeemed humankind, and now sits at your right hand, pleading the cause of those you gave to him. The writer of Hebrews tells us you appointed him the heir of all things, the Son of God, the radiance of your glory, the exact imprint of your nature. AAA-mazing, God, that he created the universe and upholds it by his power. Oh, my soul, take that in. If Jesus upholds the universe by his power, he upholds me with that same working power. He is the one who holds all things together, even me. Paul’s word, “unspeakable” comes to my mind when I try to express the emotions that realization evokes. I simply bow and praise you in the name and authority of Jesus, the Anointed One, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“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.” (Hebrews 1: 3 ESV)