“The Son is …the exact representation of God’s being.” Hebrews1:3.
I read this verse in one of my favorite Bible apps, Our Daily Bread, in an article by Jennifer Benson Schuldt. The verse says that to know the Son is to know God.
I asked the Lord to bring to mind stories about Jesus that would help reveal God’s attributes. The first was Mark 10:14. “Let the little children come unto me.” God is accepting, loving, and cares about the “least of these.” In other words, I don’t have to be the president of the United States to get God’s attention. Plus, he loves me and with open arms invites me to come to Him.
Next the story of the money changers came to mind, Matthew 21:12. When merchants misused God’s house, Jesus became angry. With authority, he turned the tables upside down and rebuked those who’d invaded the temple with selfish reasons of their own. To line their own pockets at the expense of worshipers. So, God is authoritative and upholds His decrees.
What about when Jesus was tempted in the desert, Matthew 4:11? How did he respond to Satan? With scripture. He upheld the Word, confirming that the Word is powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12
I could name so many examples of the things Jesus did, but the most dynamic was His death on the cross. He proved His great love for us needy and helpless humans, sparing us from a life separated from Him. Love is the key word, and I can’t think of any another that says it better.
If we want to know God, we have to look no further than His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.
And one last thing. I think about where Jesus is today. He’s seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. I’ll be there, too, one day, thanks to Him.