God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:1-4
There is debate about who actually wrote the book of Hebrews. We aren’t really positive. Some say the Apostle Paul (I lean this way), Clement of Rome, Barnabas, or Luke. Who actually wrote the book is of lesser importance than the message it contains. The opening words are profound and timeless, for they summarize who Jesus is and why He came. Jesus, the Son of the living God came to show us what God is like. Having done so, He reconciled us to our Heavenly Father by settling the issue of sin that separates us. He has now returned to heaven and His rightful place until the consummation of the ages. All of this was motivated by His great love. In that vein, it is ultimately God who is the author of the book of Hebrews, and One who wrote the entire book of love (Bible)!
How has the life and message of Jesus affected me?
God, as this day begins, I present myself before You available for every good work. Thank you for Jesus and His example and saving work upon the cross. As I review my prayer list this morning, I am asking You to move with power in the lives of the people within my circle of influence. I am looking forward to a day of Thanksgiving. I have much to be grateful for… all because of You.