Lord Jesus Christ, this is our tribute to who you are to us.

There is one God and Father from whom all things come and for whom we exist. There is equally one Lord—you are that one Lord; through you all things come and through you alone we exist.

We celebrate you for who you are to us. You are the Son the Father loves, with whom He is well pleased—with whom we are well pleased too. All that the Father has is yours.

Therefore, the Spirit takes all that is yours and reveals it to us. We receive this revelation with great joy, and we are hungry for more.

By the will of God, we are your disciples, focused on you alone and on all you are to us, because we have been baptized into the name of the Triune One—Father, Son, and Spirit.

Like John, we stand in awe of your face shining like the sun. We behold your eyes like flames of fire. We hear your voice like the thunder of mighty waters. We are as dead men before you.

We declare you to be to us Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End, the First and the Last. We have no other past but you; we want no other future but you. This is who you are to us, as well as to all the nations.

You were in the beginning with God and you are God. You are the one eternally folded in the bosom of the Father. You are the only one who truly knows God. And yet you have declared him to us. You said that those who see you actually do see the Father. Your Word says that those who have you automatically have the Father too. You said that eternal life is to know both you and the Father. John wrote that you, as God’s Son, are the true God and eternal life.

Truly, you are the holiness of God. You are the perfection of God. You are the righteousness of God. You are the wisdom of God. You are the power of God. You are also the lover of our souls. What wondrous love is this!

Forever you are the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his very being. Forever you are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of creation, the firstborn from the dead.

No wonder by you all things were made in heaven and earth, visible and invisible. You are before all things and in you all things are held together, as you alone sustain all things by your powerful word.

No wonder you are superior to everything that has ever been created, including even the angels around the Throne. No wonder your name is the name above every name, both in this age and in all the ages to come. This is who you are to us, as well as to all the nations.

You are almighty. Supreme. Majestic. Wonder-filled. Incomparable.

We behold you, Lord Jesus, at the center of the Father’s throne, with myriads of angels proclaiming you as worthy, worthy, worthy.

We behold you magnified by the floodlight from lamps, which represent the seven-fold Spirit.

We behold you and rejoice in you as the triumphant Lamb before whom all creation and all the redeemed of all the ages bow down and worship, before whom all of us here and now, bow down and worship.

To YOU belong blessing and honor and glory and strength and power forever and ever. All of Scripture, all of creation, all of history, all of the purposes and prophecies and promises of God are summed up in you alone.

AMEN!

 

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