Speaking on Behalf of…

One of the great debates of a corporate Twitter account, or anything speaking representing a group of people, is

Who speaks on our behalf?

Who is the one person charged with saying what that group wants to say?  Who decides what press releases are given, or what an opinion is on a matter?  Whose thoughts are we really getting?

Hebrews 1:1-4

1 Long ago in many ways and at many times God’s prophets spoke his message to our ancestors. But now at last, God sent his Son to bring his message to us. God created the universe by his Son, and everything will someday belong to the Son. God’s Son has all the brightness of God’s own glory and is like him in every way. By his own mighty word, he holds the universe together.

After the Son had washed away our sins, he sat down at the right side of the glorious God in heaven. He had become much greater than the angels, and the name he was given is far greater than any of theirs.

God had been speaking through prophets.  But that message wasn’t getting through.  People weren’t getting it.

Perhaps they thought that the message the prophets were bringing was their own opinion, maybe they weren’t sure of motives, or couldn’t see past personalities?

So what does God do?  He sends his son.  Surely people will believe a family member, and will get the message.  Jesus is speaking as God himself, and not just talking, but living it out as well, it is a fully rounded message.

We can trust what Jesus says, what he has to show us and teach us.  It is “on message”, what God longs for us to hear and understand?

Will we hear it?  And will we take it as gospel?

Lord,

I long to hear your voice.

Help me to recognise it

in the crowd of voices;

help me to recognise your truth

– and to act on it

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