A Winter’s Respite

Today, January 16, 2015

“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.” Hebrews 1:25-27 (Cf. Psalm 102)

The sun! Ours is blue sky and the promise of a winter’s respite all the way to fifty degrees today. The sun easily calls attention to The Son of God, who is Creator and Lord and made the sun and its companions—“the heavens are the work of your hands.”

Since early this morning I have been reading about addressing the Son in worship (Psalm 45; Revelation 4-5; Hebrews 1). There must have been a huge party in heaven when the Father and angels watched the Son make the celestial congregation. For us, A.P. Gibbs, in Worship: The Christian’s Highest Occupation, ends his book by saying: “How good…to hear spiritually intelligent ascriptions of worship and praise addressed to the Father through His beloved Son; and also to hear the Son of God directly addressed in worship and praise by those who know, love, and adore Him!”(p. 219)

“Oh, how I love Jesus,” shouts the song of old this day of winter’s pardon and joy.

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