Memorize Hebrews 1:1-2
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. – Hebrews 1:1-2
There once was a time, long, long ago, when you could not instantly find out how any person in the world was doing. You could not look up how many children they had, what job they were in, or where they settled down. The main way to do this was through talking with others who may know, and inquiring. “How is so-and-so doing? Did they marry what’s-her-name?” “Would you send my love to so-and-so? I haven’t seen her in years.” “Tell what’s-her-name that I hope to be in town in a few weeks.” We didn’t always have the type of instant connection that we do now, and the same is true with our access to God.
After the fall of humanity in Adam and Eve, the type of intimacy we once had with God was broken. It was painful and lonely, but God continued to speak messages of love and instruction to us through his trusted prophets. He never left us truly alone. In Hebrews 1:1-2, God uses the author to introduce a radical new way of connection: Christ Jesus.
No longer were his people waiting for a word from a prophet, but they had intimate access to the Word itself. The author is assuring them from the very start that the God who faithfully spoke to them through the prophets would now speak to them through the Son of Man. We’ll go on to learn how significant this truly is, but if nothing else, we can walk away being reminded of God’s great faithfulness to us. Even when we walked away in sin, God maintained his care and communication with us. Never did he leave us, his people.
Sometimes I think we’ve become so used to having this easy access to Christ that we’ve forgotten the magnitude of it. Maybe that’s just me. But Hebrews reminds us that this is earth-shattering news – that the God of the Universe is revealing himself to us this day, this moment. This is something worth pondering, and memorizing.