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  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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A Wish Come True

"Star light, Star bright
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Nursery rhyme...Anon

Walt Disney used this nursery rhyme in the 1940 movie Pinocchio. Words from it are also used in songs by Madonna and Metallica. The words are based on the old superstition of making a wish on a shooting star or the first star seen in the evening. Have you ever quoted it and made a wish? Did it come true? Those who have studied the book of Hebrews know that the key message is the superiority of Jesus...Jesus is BETTER! He is a wish come true. As the apostle John described, "the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us" (1:14). The same inspiration that directed John to introduce Jesus as the word becoming flesh, directed the writer of Hebrews to list His credentials. In the second two verses of the first chapter of Hebrews, seven qualities of our Lord are listed that make Him that wish come true.

1. Whom He appointed heir of all things; The Son, having performed the work of redemption, was gloriously exalted to the position of firstborn heir of God. He received God's estate....all things!

2. Through whom He made the universe; John writes; "Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made" (1:3).

3. The Son is the radiance of God's glory; Just as the brilliance of the sun cannot be separated from the sun itself, neither can Jesus be separated from God...He is deity..

4. The exact representation of His being; Jesus is not merely a reflection or an image of God...He is the exact and authentic representation of God's being.

5. Sustaining all things by His powerful Word; Like the mythical Atlas held the world on his shoulders, so Jesus holds together all that has been created through Him.

6. Provided purification for sins; He did what the blood of animals in sacrifice could not do. Because of His redemptive work on the cross, He allows us to be forgiven and purified.

7. Sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven; This reveals that He is actively ruling with God. He is Lord over all, interceding for us to the Father.

Jesus is almost too good to be real...He is a wish come true...

Have a great day....Let your light shine for Him today... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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