Begin Again in Me

Text:  Hebrews 1:1-3a, 5-6

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophet, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the world.  He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being…

Our text this morning is the first three verses of the letter to the Hebrews.  Unlike numerous books of the New Testament that begin with greetings and blessings to all the saints, this letter simply begins with a bold assertion.  Jesus, we’re told, is the best look at God that we’re going to get this side of the grave.  And to share this savior with others doesn’t mean that we have to memorize the Bible or have all the answers to all the  questions people might throw at us.  Jesus makes his own impression if we are willing to open the closed doors of our mind and the locked compartments of our heart. 

In the Gospels, Jesus is always asking for a response from his listeners.  He confronts good and bad, rich and poor, people of great faith and those with none—to all he says, “Begin again in me.” 

Join with us this Sunday in person or online—to begin in  Jesus.

—Paul