Sunday, January 07, 2007

Hebrews 1:1-12

Over the holidays we were going through some things in storage and I came across an old record player, a hi-fi stereo system. For those too young to remember record players, hi-fi or high fidelity meant that the sound produced by the record was an exact replication of the original. A more formal definition of fidelity is “faithfulness to or an accurate reflection of”. I thought about that stereo system and the idea of fidelity as I read the following words from Hebrews in today’s reading:

“[Jesus] is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being and he sustains all things by His powerful word”
(Hebrews 1:3)
I really like the concept of fidelity as it is captured in these words, and while this particular passage is relating to Jesus, the new testament resounds with the idea of us reflecting the nature of Christ. As we allow the Spirit of God to work in and through us, perhaps we can become hi-fi Christians – faithful to and accurate reflections of the nature of Christ.

Alan Davenport

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