I was watching a documentary about the deepest parts of the sea. Scientists were studying the life that existed at incredible depths. Most of the creatures that inhabited the deepest points of the ocean still surfaced occasionally to eat plankton and various particles that were produced from the natural flow of life on this planet.
However as they explored these incredible depths, they soon discovered life forms living far beyond the reach of our sun. Until this time, science operated under the assumption that all life on this planet was sustained by the sun and photosynthesis. Needless to say this discovery baffled the deep sea scientists.
Finding these creatures disproved the theory that life is supported by our sun. Rather life is sustained by the Son. Jesus is the one who created the Universe and who holds it in place by His powerful word. "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together" ( Colossians 1:15-17 ). By these life forms found in the deep sea, science has opened a door for others to understand what believers have long understood: Jesus created the universe. Jesus holds it together. And Jesus sustains life on this planet.
The apostle John told us, "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men" ( John 1:3-4 ). Understanding who Jesus is, is the beginning of life. Not just physically but completely and eternally. Jesus himself told us, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" ( John 10:10 ).
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe" ( Hebrews 1:1-2 ).
Over the next three days we will look at Hebrews 1:1-2 taking a look at Jesus and how He is the expression of God’s love toward us. He is the one who was sent to communicate God’s nature to us in a way not previously understood. This is important for believers to understand, we can know God by looking at Jesus.
Tomorrow we look at Part 2: Jesus Helps us to Understand God’s Nature