Hebrews 5: 5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” 6 And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
How do we comprehend these simple words, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” First, we should connect these words to those spoken at Jesus’ baptism and at his transfiguration. Scripture so clearly teaches that Jesus is the eternal Son of God. He is not just a man who started a movement, a teacher who taught a new religion. He is the very Son of God FROM ETERNITY>
“Today I have become your Father” speaks to the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son. There are religions like the Jehohah’s Witnesses who say that Jesus cannot be equal to the Father because the Father is always older than the Son. That’s looking at our Triune God through the limited eyes of human experience. “Today I have become your Father” describes an eternal relationship, not a human experience.
And it is a relationship. Our Triune God is a God of love from eternity. From eternity, the Father delighted in the Son. From eternity the Son loved the Father and gladly accepted his role as the one who would come to earth in time and be our Savior. The Holy Spirit was also part of this great triangle of love in which creation was planned and the plan of salvation was conceived.
Even in this early morning hour in Nepal, my mind has a hard time grasping what a wonderful God and Savior we have. But should this two pounds of gray matter think that I can comprehend the eternal nature of God? Only by faith can we receive it!Prayer: O Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what you have prepared for those who put their faith in you. But you have revealed yourself to us through your Spirit. Give me, then, the wisdom that comes from you and through your Word so that what I cannot grasp with my mind I can hold in my heart. Amen.