Heb.1:1,2 – God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, Hath at the end of these days spoken onto us in his Son.
Human beings are amazing creatures. Our whole make-up is incredibly complex. God Himself says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Because of the uniqueness that comes from being human we experience an insatiable hunger for satisfaction. Most can’t really put their finger on it but there is a distinct longing for something outside of ourselves to complete us. Many think that their quest will be over if they can only meet that perfect person to make them complete. The inevitable result is disappointment. Another person can never complete us. We were created to be completed only in the presence of God Himself. The frustrating dilemma we find ourselves in, our sins have separated us from the Lord. That is why the Lord became a human. In Christ we see the glory of the Lord. Seeing and knowing Him finally brings us to that place of rest we have looked for all our lives. Here are some thoughts from Andrew Murray on today’s verses.
“God hath spoken! The magnificent portal by which we enter into the temple in which God is to reveal His glory to us! We are at once brought into the presence of God Himself. The one object of the Epistle is to lead us to God, to reveal God, to bring us into contact with Himself. Man was created for God. Sin separated from God. Man feels his need, and seeks for God. This Epistle comes with the gospel message of redemption, to teach us where and how to find God. Let all who thirst for God, for the living God, draw nigh and listen.”
The book of Hebrews opens up this new kind of life made available to us in Christ. Only this life behind the veil can complete us. When Christ was on earth as a man the glory of God was among us cloaked by His humanity. Today, the veil has been taken away. The glory of the Lord is clearly seen because of His death, burial, resurrection and Ascension to the right hand of the Father. All our unrealized expectations are finally met, they are realized in the glory of the Son.