I Want to Be Like That
Do you ever read your Bible and think, “How did I get that out of those words?”
Reading in Hebrews 1, I was struck with this thought: listen to how the Father is speaking of His son.
Respect, pride and honor.
The words God uses in this beautiful passage leave no doubt in this reader’s mind how He feels about His son.
“The Son is the radiance[ of God’s glory and the exact expression[ of His nature,
sustaining all things by His powerful word.
After making purification for sins,
He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1:3 (HCSB)
Can’t you just hear the joy the Father takes in His son? Jesus … the radiance of His glory. Jesus … His character perfect; upholding all things. God speaks word of respect for His son.
I hope I am not taking too much liberty here, and if I am, forgive me. Often when I am reading God’s word, my mind naturally thinks of relationships, because that is what our lives are made of. Relationships. At home, at work, in church and in the coffee shop. Life is made up of people.
I see here, in God, an example I want to emulate. Of course I do not mean that I would put people up in the same position as Jesus, but I want to be like God in the way I see people; the way I talk about people. I especially want to be like God; talk about my kids, with respect and joy, just as He speaks of His son.
And not just the way I talk about them, but also the way I speak to them. I want to be like my Father.
“And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthews 3:17 (NIV)