So many things in this world fail to live up to their hype. Advertisements promise us more than their products can ever really deliver. Our hopes and dreams very rarely seem to come true. Our best laid plans fall apart in the midst of the chaos of day-to-day life. Even our heroes can leave us feeling disappointed and disillusioned. More often than not, we find ourselves feeling let down when our expectations don’t match up with our reality. Things hardly ever seem to be as good as we want them to be.
The New Testament book of Hebrews, however, reminds us that there is something — or rather, Someone — who will never let us down. He always delivers on His promises. He never leaves us feeling disillusioned. He not only meets his hype, He exceeds His hype! Verse after verse in Hebrews reminds us that Jesus is better than anything we could ever imagine. He is better than our heroes. He is better than our hopes. He is better than our dreams. He is better than anything this world has to offer. There’s never been anyone like Him and there will never be anyone like Him. In all of history — and in all of creation — He stands alone. As we walk through the book of Hebrews together over the next couple of months, we’ll see what makes Him so unique and why He is worth believing. More importantly, we’ll be reminded of the three words that can change our lives for the better: