Upholding the Universe

Hebrews 1:3 – He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Why are we here? Why is there something and not nothing? Why do atoms not fly apart or crash together? Why does the universe not explode in an unfathomable cataclysm? Jesus.

The Lord tells us, when describing Jesus in Hebrews 1, that “he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” Jesus is God in flesh, God the Son, the one who made propitiation for our sins. And Jesus upholds the universe, moment by moment, by the word of his almighty power.

You may have a variety of reasons to worship Jesus. You may be grateful for salvation. You may be thankful for his sweet teaching and love. Add to that the fact that, were Jesus to withdraw the word of his power, the universe would cease to be. This is a power that is only god’s. It is attributed by the word of God to Jesus. Praise be to Jesus!