What’s The Good News In This?

January 7, 2019


In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him. Hebrews 1:2

Jesus has been made heir of all things – which means that He has been made heir to everything on earth as well as everything in the galaxies and beyond.  And why shouldn’t He own it?  He created it. 

Those who possess wealth and power evoke an awe among the inhabitants of the earth.  Someone may be the richest man in the United States, or in England, or in China but when they die, they will leave it all.  And how puny is their estate when their influence is exercised over just a country or hemisphere.  They cannot rule the heavens nor did they have any part in speaking over empty space to create something.  

I am one of many who got up very early to watch the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  It was pomp and circumstance at its finest.  Yet, how insignificant was it in contrast to our King Jesus sitting on His throne.  And wasn’t the pageantry dull compared to what it will be like at the future wedding feast of the Lamb.

God the Father said of His Son, Jesus, “You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession” Psalm 2:7-8 Jesus doesn’t just own land masses.  He owns humanity too, through His willingness to die to pay our ransom.  Though we are created beings, we were mutinous in our allegiance and became captives of His enemy.  At what great cost He made it possible for us to return home.  

I remember today that the One who is over all things has the power to keep His promises. No one can assure me of something that they don’t own or control.  Jesus has the power and authority to bring about each and every promise He has made. No matter how big or small, it’s not the slightest bit difficult.

I don’t feel that I need more good news than this but there is more.  Hebrews 2 will go on to announce that as His daughter, I am a joint-heir with Jesus.  What Jesus owns, He will share with me.  It’s really outrageous.  I am not powerful.  I am not a Creator.  I am not omnipotent.  I am not dazzling with glory.  I am a pauper made rich by the love of my Savior.  He is extravagant in what He chooses to give – whether forgiveness, abundant life, or the treasures of heaven. 

What can I say, Jesus?  No one gives more than You. I’ll never understand Your love.  Amen

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