The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"No One Like Him"
As the member of the triune godhead who would become a part of creation, Scripture definitively identifies the Lord Jesus Christ as the Maker of all things.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… all things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made" (John 1:1; 3).
"His dear Son, in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins, who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him" (Colossians 1:13:16).
Of course, this does not preclude or minimize God the Father and God the Holy Spirit in the creative process. All members of the godhead play pivotal roles in Divine doings as one God dwelling and acting in three glorious Persons. It remains true, however, that the Lord Jesus occupies a very "hands-on" participation in the created realm. His incarnation as a human being directly involved Him in all that happens in the realm of the seen, the heard, the touched, and the felt.
"We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death… Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same… We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities" (Hebrews 2:9; 14; 4:15).
This is written primarily as an appreciation of our blessed Savior, the God who became man and the man who remains God. There is no one like Him in Heaven and earth, and there is no one in whom Heaven and earth so unite in mysterious, but perfect harmony. Such appreciation, however, does bear great impact on our appropriation and application of God's grace revealed in His beloved Son. Knowing the Lord Jesus in terms of both the Divine and the human means that we properly bow before Him "in reverence and godly fear," while also arising to walk with Him by the enabling power of His indwelling life - "we live through Him" (Hebrews 12:28; I John 4:9). Indeed, we appreciate in love, we appropriate His life, and we apply such grace in the light of Christ as God, but also as the man who so well knows what it means to be human and live as human.
In Heaven and earth, there is no one like the Lord Jesus Christ. A long eternity awaits those who trust Him wherein we will forever discover "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (II Corinthians 4:6). That eternity begins in this moment and in this day as we gratefully ponder so wonderful a Redeemer and Lord. May the holy consideration lead to blessed light, a faithful life, and the transforming liberty declared by the Apostle Paul who well knew the glory of "the Word made flesh…"
"Beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, we are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."
(II Corinthians 3:18)
"Great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifest in the flesh."
(I Timothy 3:16)
Weekly Memory Verse
"What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee."