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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Inspired by . . . the face of Christ

"For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." (2Co 4:6)

One of my Advent readings last year was All Creation Waits by Gayle Boss. Each day, Boss shared about a different creature and how they adapt and wait through the long winter. The black bear wakes up in the spring, a new mother. Unaware that new life began within her and was birthed to her as she slept.

The Northern Cardinal with his bold red suit and pretty mate, who draws our eye so quickly against the winter white or drab brown landscape. Who knew how carefully they calculate their body weight each day. Eating enough to stay alive and warm but not too much, lest they be unable to fly quickly away from danger.

If we have eyes to see and ears to hear, creation speaks loudly of God's invisible attributes. His everlasting power and deity. (Rom 1:18-21)

Creation is a large and necessary part of God's revelation to us. But it is not a complete revelation. The first chapter of Hebrews tells us that Jesus Christ is the embodiment of God's revelation, the stamp of God's very being.

Creation speaks, without words, pointing us to the Creator - Jesus Christ. In Him everything in heaven and on the earth was created, visible and non-visible. (Colossians 1)

Jesus is not a better revelation - He IS the revelation. There is no salvation apart from Christ. (Acts 4:12; Rom 1:16; Eph 2:8-9)

Truly, the things of this earth become strangely dim when we look full on His wonderful face. For the glory of God is revealed in Christ alone.


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