Hebrews 1, Psalm 121


“Jesus is the foundation and ground for all true knowledge.” That is a strong claim, but hardly bolder than when the author of Hebrews states, like the apostle Paul, that Jesus is the one “through whom also he (God) made the universe (Hebrews 1:2) and is now “sustaining all things by his powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3). Certainly this tells us that Jesus is the foundation for all we know, for without Him, nothing would exist or persist, including our brains. But Jesus is also the one that makes sense of all that we see. For though God spoke in days gone by through prophets, burning bushes, and angels, our God has spoken definitively in our age through Jesus the Son (Hebrews 1:1-2a). God speaks clearest, best, and perfectly in Jesus while all other divine self-disclosure prior to the Incarnation was foggy compared to the clarity we have in Christ. Since Jesus is the foundation for what we know and the lens through which we interpret our knowledge, then to be without Jesus is to be genuinely lost. Positively, Jesus helps us to understand the meaning of everything. Light, life, water, bread, law, peace, words, and even existence itself finds truest definitions in relationship to the eternal Son of God. To connect this to author of Hebrews' intent, I hope you are gladdened by the clarity that Christ our King offers us in a confusing and chaotic world. If you ever get lost and have forgotten what life is supposed to be about, just turn to Hebrews 1 and return to the love of Christ, for that love makes sense of everything else, even the “Agape” of God.