God In Jesus: Jesus In God

22nd November

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and He sustains everything by the mighty power of His command. When He had cleansed us from our sins, He sat down in the place of honour at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.”

Hebrews 1:3

If you want to know who God is, then look no further than Jesus. If you want to know what God’s character is like, then look at Jesus. Jesus was God in the flesh, when He walked on this earth more than 2000 years ago. This is often a fact that we know in theological thinking but not a fact we can reconcile with reality; how we truly think of God the Father. The writer of Hebrews, boldly and clearly claims, that God the Father and Jesus His Son, are the same: The Son radiates God’s glory and expresses the very character of God. Moreover, He sustains everything by the mighty power of His command.

Yet this knowledge sometimes can still come as a shock to us, when we read of Jesus’ life. Does the creator of the world really spend time with harlots, tax collectors and society’s maligned and outcasts? Well, look at Jesus’ life to find your answer. A comprehensive YES! Is God really a God who gives second chances? Again, look at Jesus’ restoration of Peter after his denial or Thomas when he doubted Jesus’ resurrection. The answer, again YES! Jesus was and is the fullness and very real reflection of God. They are and always have been ONE! Jesus and God cannot be separated. In God and Jesus we have hope, forgiveness, restoration, kindness, acceptance and love. We have a great Judge but also a great Saviour. Jesus is all that we believe God to be, and God is everything that we see in Jesus. The God who is above all, who sees all and who is in all, in the same God that lives in us!