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He Who Remains

Swana Thomas
Christos MTC, Philadelphia, PA
11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like clothing;

I have always had a guardian angel… well, the one I bought from “The Precious Moments” store.  I used to wonder if I really had a guardian angel; if a member of God’s choir of angels was my personal caretaker. Through the years, this question no longer disturbs my slumber because of what I realized: I have Jesus Christ watching over me.

The book of Hebrews begins with the true notion that our forefathers of the past received messages from our God is strange and mysterious ways. Whether it was through a burning bush or through a series of dreams, it was never certain where one would hear the voice of God. Even as we turn centuries later to the people of the New Testament, numerous accounts of angels were recorded as God’s personal carriers to relay a message. As a miraculous as these signs and divine beings were we must remember that these occurrences are only a fragment of the glory God is to what came next: His son Jesus.

If you thought the burning bush or an angel was amazing emanating the voice of God was remarkable, think again. Jesus Christ is “the exact representation” of God; He is God in the flesh! Even Paul, who some believe to be the author of Hebrews, exclaims that God has never said to an angel, “You are my Son; today I have become Your Father.” God Almighty exalts only one person throughout the Bible and that has been His Son. He proclaims, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.”

The birds in the sky, the animals grazing in the field, the signs of the past, the angels our forefathers have witnessed are all incredible feats to witness but don’t forget who they came from. The last verse of this passage imparts “they will perish, but you will remain…” God’s creation is what we witness day-to-day but trees wither, animals pass, and the times change. The constant is God and His Son. All these creations will pass with the years, but the Creator will remain and for this reason, He deserves all the worship: because He’s worth it. 


In this hour Lord we look around and see all your glory in the handiwork of creation. Thank you for such a world but allow us to praise its Creator for you alone will remain and will be our steadfast. Amen. 

An angel is only a glimpse of God. But Christ, He is the exact being of God Himself. 

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