Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; . . . . Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? . . . And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Hebrews 1: excerpts)
“Who is Christ? – He is the only begotten Son of the living God. He is to the Father as a word that expresses the thought,- as a thought made audible. [A human trait, that we too begin as a “thought” made flesh, to the joy our own child may be in this lifetime and the next.] Christ is the word of God. Christ said to Philip, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” His words were the echo of God’s words. Christ was the likeness of God, the brightness of His glory, the express image of His person.”
“As a personal being, God has revealed Himself in His Son. Jesus, the outshining of the Father’s glory, “and the express image of his person” (Hebrews 1:3) , was on earth found in fashion as a man. As a personal Saviour He came to the world. As a personal Saviour He ascended on high. As a personal Saviour He intercedes in the heavenly courts. Before the throne of God in our behalf ministers heavenly courts. Before the throne of God in our behalf ministers “One like unto the Son of man.” (Revelation 1:13)
“Christ, the Light of the world, veiled the dazzling splendor of His divinity and came to live as a man among men, that they might, without being consumed, become acquainted with their Creator. . . .Christ came to teach human beings what God desires them to know. In the heavens above, in the earth, in the broad waters of the ocean, we see the handiwork of God. All crated things testify to His power, His wisdom, His love. But not from the stars or the ocean or the cataract can we learn of the personality of God as it is revealed in Christ.”
“Tender, compassionate, sympathetic, ever considerate of others, Jesus represented the character of God, and was constantly engaged in service for God and man. . . .As Jesus was in human nature, so God means His followers to be. In His strength we are to live the life of purity and nobility which the Saviour lived.” Sons and Daughters of God, Ellen White p. 21
Hope you enjoy the traditional fun of a Saturday Night, when the sun goes down in Jerusalem, that finds the families, with a D.J. playing Chassidic Music!