Jesus is the founding father of a new creation. In the Old Testament, few individuals had a close relationship with God; most people relied on priests to intervene on their behalf. Yet, when Jesus came to earth, humanity began a new form of fellowship with our Creator. "In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe" (Hebrews 1:1-2).
Jesus revealed the heart of the Father to humanity.
The Gospel of John tells us, "No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known" (1:18). Because Jesus was the only human on earth who had dwelt with God the Father in heaven, He was in a unique position to change how we relate to God. Jesus is the one who revealed the heart of the Father to humanity. Jesus is the one who revealed the holiness, righteousness, and justice of God. Jesus is the one who revealed eternal life and how to receive it. He expressed the love of God to humanity when He paid the wages of our sins on the cross of Calvary.
Because of Him we have eternal life; He is therefore our Everlasting Father.
Prayer: God, thank You for being the founding father of a new creation. Thank You, Jesus, for making a way for us to have a personal relationship with God. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
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