Heir of all things

Psalm 89:1-4, 9-16; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:1-3a

Why would the one who sustains all things, through whom all worlds are created, come into our world as an infant? Why come into the world as the child of a poor carpenter and a teenage mother?

Perhaps…to give us the chance to nurture holiness in this world

                                       …it was the only way to come without scaring us

                                                                                    …to know a mother’s embrace

                                                                                                              Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

Offered on December 18, 2014.

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I am a Christian educator and writer.I have worked in churches, denominational offices, and seminaries. I have a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a focus on Practical Theology and educating in faith. In 2010, my book, "How the Other Half Lives: the challenges facing clergy spouses and partners," was published by Pilgrim Press. I believe that words can build doorways that lead to encounters with God through the Spirit.

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