Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director, LHBC
Hebrews 1:3 (NLT)
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said that change is the only constant in life—but that’s not entirely true. While change is certainly a recurring theme we all experience in life, we can take hold of the promise that God is our constant. He never changes!
God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1), and He continues to sustain His creation. While the world around us may seem chaotic, His perfect order still stands throughout the universe. It can be hard to remember this perfection when we see so much brokenness in the world. However, God’s perfection is not the yuck we see and experience. God didn’t make sin, He threw it out!
Satan continues to lure us to sin and destruction, but his time is running out. As hard as satan works to destroy, he can never usurp God’s perfect plan for creation. God’s almighty power is at work, and He makes all things new (Revelation 21:5). Christ holds all things together (Colossians 1:17). If Jesus upholds the entire universe, why is it so hard to believe that he will hold us together too?
The Son of God, through whom everything was created, sustains everything by the mighty power of His command. Hebrews 1:3 weaves in a piece of clarity with the thread of Christ that runs from the beginning of the Bible to the end. Have you finished reading this Great Book? Spoiler alert. The best is yet to come!
Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13). One of the greatest examples of God’s sustaining power is Christ’s work on the cross. Jesus conquered sin and death. Washed in the blood of Jesus, we are made right with God and are welcome in His presence. His saving work is finished, and He is seated in majesty. The enemy could not thwart the Great Sustainer.
God spoke the first word, and He gets to have the last word over all creation—that creation includes you and me! When life feels out of control, we can take comfort in knowing God is still in control.
Child of God, as Jesus sustains your life here on this earth, you can look forward to the promises that lay ahead in heaven. Whatever you are going through today, let Jesus uphold you and keep you going. Let Jesus nourish, tend, and care for you. Cry out to the One who sustains you.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father God, I marvel at your strength and majesty. Though the world seems crazy at times, thank you for the peace that comes in resting in your mighty power and plan. As you sustain the universe, I am reminded that you also sustain me in my daily life. In good times and bad, I will trust You alone to keep me going. In Jesus Name, Amen.
MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.