Sometimes, life leaves us wondering, Jesus? Where are you?
Sometimes trials last year after year, and we don’t see how God works good things through those hard places.
So often, we need a reminder of who Jesus is and what He’s done and what He’s still doing for His loved ones.
The book of Hebrews begins by telling us that God speaks through Jesus to the world.
Previously, God spoke to the prophets, the Old Testament writers. He revealed Himself to them, with divinely inspired revelation, but that revelation was incomplete. He also spoke to people through angels. The original audience for this book, the Jews, had highest regard for the ministry of angels. But now, God wants us to know, He has spoken in a far superior way. God has spoken to the world through the person of Jesus Christ, His Son, who is greater than prophets and angels.
Hebrews 1 offers 7 awesome descriptions of Jesus Christ:
- He is Heir of all things. He owns the world.
- He made the universe.
- He is the radiance of God’s glory. As the sun’s brilliance cannot be separated from the sun itself, so Jesus’ glory is also God’s glory.
- He’s the exact representation of God’s being. Jesus is not just a reflection of God. He is God!
- He sustains all things by His powerful word. In the beginning was the Word, John chapter 1 says about Jesus. Jesus holds everything together, sustaining the world with His powerful word (Colossians 1:17).
- He provided purification for our sins. Through His death on the cross, He provided the payment, to fully redeem us.
- He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
The right hand of God is the position of highest honour and limitless power. It symbolizes privilege, power, dominion, and authority. We know from God’s Word where Jesus is. We don’t ever need to wonder.
Jesus is in the position of honour, at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven, actively ruling with God as Lord of all.
It’s interesting that it says “Jesus sits,” isn’t it? You don’t sit down unless your work is done. Jesus sits to symbolize that His work is complete. He has already paid the greatest cost to rescue us, and His work is complete. Hebrews 1 continues to explain Jesus’ superiority to angels, quoting seven Old Testament scriptures which show Jesus as God’s Son and the One whom even angels worship. Angels may be fascinating to us, but they are simply God’s servants, His messengers, “sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.” They’re not rulers. They are beings God created to help carry out His plans for His people. But the point of this chapter is not angels at all. The point is Jesus.
When our lives leave us wondering, Jesus, where are you?, we only need to be still in His presence and remember the truth. Having completed His work for us, Jesus sits at the Majesty’s Right Hand in heaven, sustaining the world with His powerful word.