“Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also ‘was faithful in all God’s house.’”
Moses, Jesus, the Author of Hebrews…and us. This passage is about the elevated status and position of Christ, who wasn’t just another great apostle, but was the founder and creator of our faith. Yet, I love how it begins by appealing to the readers as “partners in a heavenly calling.”
It’s always tempting to think of the great historical leaders of God’s people as the “truly faithful” or “actually religious” folk and the rest of us as onlookers who simply admire these heroes. But the scriptures are clear time and time again that each of us who claims the name “Christian” is considered a vital part of that same group of individuals called by God. So, while we consider the theological point that Jesus’s position is distinct even from great leaders like Moses, let’s not forget that because of Christ, each one of us is considered a full partner in Christ’s Church. We shouldn’t feel like outsiders looking in; we should see ourselves as central to the Church.