. . . who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of
His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power . . .
We may see Christ as the radiant light coming from the Father as sunlight emanates from the sun. As the origin of revelation, Christ is also the exact representation. This is the character of God’s very essence. We are not left to wonder, because Jesus Christ has told us: “When you see Me, you have seen the Father.” Moreover, Christ speaks by His Word. All things are sustained, upheld, and preserved by the power of His Word. “Sustaining” means that Christ is moving creation toward its destiny.