Edward F. Lundwall Jr.
“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, . .” Hebrews 1:1 - 3a NKJV
Father, I thank and praise You that the Lord Jesus is “the radiance of your glory!" Therefore, He gives vision of You as our light. Light which no natural man can approach.
Some have said that He is not Emmanuel, God with us. But if they could only see Him as He was on the Mount of Transfiguration, they would see the radiance of your glory. Then, they could only say that they saw You. For Jesus is the divine, radiant light of Your Person, Father Almighty. The fullness of deity. What men would see if they saw You, the fullness of deity. Oh, Father how great You are in the fullness of who Jesus reveals you to be!
I praise You that in His revelation, the light shed upon Mankind was so much greater. The revelation in and through the Lord Jesus Christ outshines the limitations of prior revelations as the brilliance of the sun outshines a searchlight! For when men saw Him, they saw You through the veil of His flesh. Then, though the cloud of His human body, but in Heaven, His glory will out shine the suns of the universe.
This pictures the Lord Jesus as Your eternal Word. The phrase before portrays him as effulgence what can be seen as the photons (light particles) of the sun. It is Your essence illuminating what you are, Your very unchangeable substance. Jesus as the expression of your essence -- as the “ I am the Lord, I change not." He is the form Job wished to see in his resurrected body. He wanted his confession carved in stone and filled with a lead unchangeable form forever.