Christ Made the World
God… hath… spoken unto us by his Son… by whom also he made the worlds. HEBREWS 1:1-2
Think about the world into which our Lord Jesus Christ came—it is actually Christ’s world!
Every section of this earth that we buy and sell and kick around and take by force of arms is a part of Christ’s world. He made it all, and He owns it all. Jesus Christ, the eternal Word, made the world. He made the very atoms of which Mary was made; the atoms of which His own body was made. He made the straw in the manger upon which He was laid as a newborn baby.
Mary was the mother of that tiny babe, for God in His loving and wise plan of redemption used the body of the virgin Mary as the matrix to give the eternal Son a human body. We join in giving her proper honor when we refer to her as Mary, mother of Christ.
Lord, help me and my family make the appropriate choices to be excellent stewards of this world that You created for us to enjoy.
Things We Can’t Change
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
We accept narrowness in many areas of life without raising a question: We are allowed to drive only on one side of the road; we can only access the Internet through prescribed protocols; the law of gravity cannot be repealed; the length of a single night and day lasts a set amount of time; the distance between two geographical points remains constant.
We live within those fixed constraints daily without ever seriously objecting. But when it comes to salvation, we are not so easily convinced. We don’t like the idea that God has prescribed only one avenue for salvation—through the person and work of Jesus Christ. We want to make accommodations for all the other world religions, suggesting they are all “different roads leading to the same place”—yet without any reference to Jesus Christ and His atonement for mankind’s sin. Our objections leave out the most important fact: God is God and we are not. Just as we cannot change His law of gravity, neither can we change His “law” of salvation.
To reject God’s Savior is to reject God’s salvation. To accept both is to honor Him as Lord and God.
The essence of sin is arrogance; the essence of salvation is submission. Alan Redpath