June 02, 2020

Maker of the Universe

Hebrews 1:1-4

. . . and through whom also he made the universe.

—  Hebrews 1:2

This statement in our text for today seems almost tacked on as an afterthought. But it is so much more than that.

This same idea is mentioned in John 1:3, 1 Corinthians 8:6, and Colossians 1:16. When Hebrews says that through Jesus God “made the universe,” it is saying that Jesus is over and above all things because he created it all.

All of the Old Testament prophets pointed to Christ. When he came to live among us as a real human being, he was fulfilling all that was written about him.

The writer of Hebrews knew that some people were looking past Christ to the prophets and the Old Testament. So here the writer is starting off by describing the greatness of Christ in a few powerful statements about him. He is God’s Son, the one who will inherit everything. He is also the maker of the universe, the maker of everything. So what does this mean for us? Why is it important that Christ is the maker of all things? Not only is Jesus God’s Son, but he also made the earth with the Father. He is truly God. Knowing that Jesus is the maker of all things means that we can trust in him for all things. We can depend on him as the one who cares for his creation. So when things in life seem to be out of control, we can trust in the sovereign power of Jesus as Lord over everything.

Maker of the universe, help me to trust in you for all things. I know you are Lord over everything, including everything in my life. Amen.

About the author — Brian Kuyper

Brian Kuyper is the lead pastor at a church in Taber, Alberta. He has served in two congregations in southern Alberta over the past 12 years. He is married to Brenda, and they have three school-age children.

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