“Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person…” Hebrews 1:3
I could show you a picture of my son, and you could tell a great deal about him, like the color of his eyes and hair. If you looked closely, you might see evidence of an inside joke that privately amused him.
I could show you a video of him. You could hear his voice and his laugh. You could watch his mannerisms and expressions.
But he is so much more than what can be captured in an image, or even a series of them.
You’d have to meet him.
The exact perfect representation, the express image of Alan … is Alan himself.
We see images of God in the Old Testament. We hear His voice. We see Him move. But He is so much more than that.
And He made a way for us to meet Him, to encounter the exact perfect representation of Himself. His express image.