Words from the Heart for Monday March 27th, 2017
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Hebrews 2:9 (KJV)
Crowned with Glory and Honour
Have you ever looked into the face of someone who is really sad because someone they love has died? You know that you cannot truly say you understand what they are feeling. But, our precious Jesus does know and He does understand. He tasted death for every individual. And, He can now give comfort and love.
Hydro-Québec is Canada’s largest Crown Corporation. It is a public utility that manages the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Quebec. In 2011, electricity accounted for about 40% of all energy used in the province, 99% of which was generated from water. It was formed by the Government of Quebec in 1944 from the expropriation of private firms. This was followed by massive investment in hydro-electric projects like Churchill Falls and the James Bay Project. Today, with 63 hydroelectric power stations, the combined output capacity is 36,912 megawatts. Extra power is exported from the province and Hydro-Québec supplies 10 per cent of New England’s power requirements. More than 40 per cent of Canada’s water resources are in Québec and Hydro-Québec is the fourth largest hydropower producer in the world.
One of my favourite stories in the New Testament is the transfiguration of Jesus. The Lord takes Peter, James and John up onto a mountain and they get a glimpse of Jesus as He was in Glory and would be again following His ascension. They had come to know Him as teacher, healer, friend, comforter and leader. Peter had even proclaimed, six days before the Mount of Transfiguration experience, at Caesarea Philippi, that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. But it wasn’t until they saw Him in His glorified state that they began to understand that Jesus was more than just rabbi and healer. The author of Hebrews puts it this way in Hebrews 2:9: “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” The king of angel armies, was made lower than the angels. The creator of mankind stepped into His creation, taking on human form. The mystery of the incarnation remains a mystery to this day. And He came not just to be one of us, but to die in our place so that sin and death could be defeated. Like the early disciples, we picture Jesus as one of us. And that is wonderful. He loved to be called the Son of Man. But we must also recognize him in His Glory and fall before Him in worship and gratitude.
These have been words from the heart.