On this somber anniversary, I find it meaningful to acknowledge the supremacy of Christ.
My favorite verses in Scripture are those that describe the reality of the incarnation of God in Christ.
The concept is such that human language is frankly inadequate to describe its power and beauty.
Nevertheless, the New Testament authors do a remarkable job of scaling some literary and theological mountaintops. Here goes:
John 1:1-2, 14: In the beginning was the Word and the Word as with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning . . . and the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
Philippians 2:9-11: Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Colossians 1:15-17: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 2:9-10: For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
Hebrews 1:3: The Son is the radiance of God’s glroy and the exact representation of his being, susatining all things by his powerful word.
Biblical faith has no room for a Jesus who is merely role model, teacher, or revolutionary, or ethicist.
Jesus is Lord. And there is no other.