He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
I barely have the capacity to understand these words. Jesus is so big that I cannot fit his grandiosity into my little brain. But my heart understands something about this verse that my head can’t wrap itself around. My heart understands the magnitude of this verse at the personal level. My heart understands that this verse means Jesus is the God that I need. He is a God big enough for all of my needs. He is big enough for you, and for me, and for the whole world. This verse tells us that Jesus does have the whole world in his hands. It relieves my heart, even if my mind cannot grasp its totality.
This verse means that Jesus can do anything in the world that he wants to do. He has power over all. He can end evil kingdoms with a breath. He can raise up the humble to powerful positions in a matter of days. He can send a flood to cover the earth. He can stop the sun in its place. He can do whatever he wants. He’s the king. So what does he choose to do?
He chooses to love you.
He chooses to save you.
He chooses to sanctify you.
He chooses to hold on to you.
He chooses to give you joy.
He chooses to redeem your suffering.
He chooses to intercede on your behalf.
He chooses to bring you into his glory.
This king, who can do anything he wants, chooses to care for you. He doesn’t care from a distance but from the place of personal nearness. He is not a distant king ruling and reigning with an iron fist and a closed door. He is a king that has come near – near enough to suffer and die. He is a king with a heart wide open, welcoming you. He is a king with a kingdom far beyond your wildest imagination. He is a king with unlimited power and he chooses to use that power for your good, because it brings him glory.
He is a glorious king, and you are his glorious prize. Jesus loves you.