The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
~ Hebrews 1:3 [NIV] – My new favorite verse
The gentle spring breeze is stirring up birdsong as I pull my wicker chair to the drive, settle with my prayer journal for a bit of sun. Over here, a smattering of twittering. There, one insistently calling yoohoo! Another, as if playing his one-note flute, over and over…
They make me laugh at a memory of an old movie that contrived the composing of Strauss from such feathered symphony. According to the scene, he’d been riding along in a carriage when a single lilt over here, another over there swirled heart-lifting waltz from his soul to paper.
Listening here and now, I almost believe his story happened just that way.
For in pondering a word study I did the other day on the Name of Jesus, a fresh insight tingles across me, in the uncontainable way a Strauss waltz spins billowing gowns across a ballroom floor.
Oh…my…gosh, Lord, I think as I roll the words of Hebrews 1:3 over again in mind.
Mm…The Name of Jesus,
the radiance of God’s Glory
and the exact representation of His being…
Putting that together with the stunning Hebrew meaning of Numbers 6 that I wrote about here —
You illuminate the wholeness of Your Being towards me,
bringing order to my body, my prospering, my success and all that I am…
I uncover a wondrous, Old Testament-foreshadowing Truth.
“Father,” I say in the sudden hush of my spirit. “It’s JESUS (the wholeness of Your Being, Name above all Names under which all else must bow) You are illuminating towards us… isn’t it? The promised blessing of Numbers, richness upon richness!”
JESUS, the radiance of Your Glory!
The radiance. The only radiation I want pouring in and over and through me.
In my driveway cathedral, the symphony continues… the one-note flute player rising his song louder and louder.
“Take time to sit with Me everyday – simply soaking quietly in My Presence,” He rejoins then, “and I will suffuse you in the Radiance and Glory of My Being, sustaining and putting all to order within you, in your life, by the One who IS My Powerful Word…”
I close my eyes and sit back, the warmth of the sun melting as His Light over me.
Yes, Lord… Let the radiant Glory of Your SON put all my being to order, in Your sustaining Word… fresh and deeper every day…making me whole in all my ways…
© Pam Depoyan
photos: mine (If you click on the photo up top, you can see the water droplets on the flowers from where I had just watered… 🙂 )
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