“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets
at many times and in various ways,
but in these last days
he has spoken to us by his Son”
Next Sunday the Christian Church begins the season of Advent. It marks the start of the Church’s year as it prepares to celebrate the birth amongst us of Jesus Christ the Son of God. We will start our journey today, and begin this week to look at Jesus Christ as the Divine Son.
This Jesus Christ, about to be born into the world, is the pinnacle of God’s revelation of Himself and of His purpose. Throughout history as recorded in the Old Testament God has revealed Himself and His will through His chosen and appointed prophets. However this revelation was both partial and progressive as He began to unfold His will before His people and respond to their attitude towards Him.
In Jesus Christ His revelation of Himself is both complete and final. The Christ becomes God’s last word to His world for there is nothing more to be added in terms of Himself, His purpose and His love. Jesus Himself would put it this way,
“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father”
The Majesty of Genesis 1, the Intimacy of Genesis 2 and the Forgiveness hinted at in Genesis 3 are all found in Jesus Christ. He controls the powers of nature and exercises His will with a word, offers life and purpose to those around Him, and extends forgiveness to the fallen sinners.
To understand more of the Father we study and follow His Son Jesus.
Contemplate the wonder of the Son of God being born amongst us. This is Immanuel – God with us. (Matthew 1:23)
Lord open my eyes to the truth and wonder found in the person and revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ – and help me to receive Him more fully into my own life. Amen.