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This first Sunday of Epiphany we read Hebrews 1:1–12 and come face to face with King Jesus. He’s magnificent. He’s radiant. He’s the eternal. He’s active. He’s among us. He’s the king!

Epiphany is the season where we see Jesus revealed as the God-man. Perfectly God, perfectly man. We see his mission unfolded before us in the gospels and the scriptures. We are reminded through the prophets that all of this was foretold.

Yet it is in Hebrews, in the New Testament, where we get this amazing image of who Jesus is in the opening pages of the letter.

This morning, I am simply reflecting on the glory of our Savior as I am reminded again that he is greater than the angels.

This. Is. Jesus.

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 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, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son,
 today I have begotten you”?

 Or again,
“I will be to him a father,
 and he shall be to me a son”? 

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.” 

Of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds,
 and his ministers a flame of fire.”

 But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
 the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
 therefore God, your God, has anointed you
 with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
 and the heavens are the work of your hands;
 they will perish, but you remain;
 they will all wear out like a garment,
 like a robe you will roll them up,
 like a garment they will be changed.
 But you are the same,
 and your years will have no end.”

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