Hebrews 1:3: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

Who is the Son of God? In a letter written to Jewish believers, the answer is as follows (Hebrew 1:3):

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being”

The central star of our solar system is the Sun. Interestingly the radiance of the Sun is independent of distance. At larger distances (for instance on Mars) the Sun appears smaller but no less bright. This reminds me of Jesus. The brilliance of the Light of the World is undiminished by distance. Even from far away we can notice Him.

Light is both particle and wave; one would think particle and wave are mutually exclusive – light is either a particle or a wave – still, light is both. Following are some well-known facts about God that are also mutually exclusive:

– Jesus called himself the Son of Man and at the same time He is the Son of God.

– God is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, which are three separate entities. At the same time God says of Himself that He is “One” (Deuteronomy 6:4):

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

Embracing paradox, we get inspired. In a roundabout way, we understand God better when we acknowledge that there are things about Him that we do not understand.

Jesus returned to the Father and sat down at His right hand. Notice that the left side of the Father is not mentioned here. I would assume the Holy Spirit sits on His left side, but that seat is currently empty. – The Spirit of God is poured out globally to spread the knowledge of God.

If you have ever seen a diamond in the rough, then you would agree that there is not much of a diamond to be seen in its original state. The processing of a diamond goes through several stages until it gets to be a crown jewel. The beauty of our salvation story is that God saw the diamond in us when nobody else would. Jesus purifies us so we can shine and show our true colors – a story of wonder is the story of grace.

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