In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. 2 In these final days, though, he spoke to us through a Son. God made his Son the heir of everything and created the world through him. 3 The Son is the light of God’s glory and the imprint of God’s being. He maintains everything with his powerful message. After he carried out the cleansing of people from their sins, he sat down at the right side of the highest majesty. 4 And the Son became so much greater than the other messengers, such as angels, that he received a more important title than theirs. (Hebrews 1:1-4, CEB)
“In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways.”
This is how the entire book of Hebrews starts. God talks to people through people. The passage goes on to say that God sent his son, Jesus, to carry out his message and show everyone the true power and goodness of God. Jesus healed the sick, put people of authority in their place, and gave everyone hope for a better life. We all know that he is a really great dude.
However, I’d like to focus on this first sentence about God talking through prophets to the people. If you look around today, most theology is based on what is in the Bible or supplementary texts written by people two thousand years ago. But why does everyone just stop there? God used ordinary people to convey his message before Jesus came. Why can’t he do so after? The best way I see God in my life is through the people that I encounter in my day-to-day life. Ordinary people just like the ones that God used hundreds of years before the arrival of Jesus. I encourage each of you to spend some time today to really listen to what God has to tell you through those around you instead of always relying on what he has said through other people in the past.