"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world."
The second point we must note in these verses is the marvel of the fact that God should speak at all to men, that this great Creator God, maker of heaven and earth, should want to speak with His creatures. This signifies to us that He does not wish to be alone in His creation. He does not will that His eternity should be a silent place. He wants the fellowship of our hearts! That is the astonishing, unheard of thing. Not only so, He speaks to man in a particular situation. He speaks in and into the silence and solitude caused by human sin. The opening chapters of Genesis tell us how this great silence and solitude fell upon God's creation, when man by his disobedience cut himself off and was cut off from God. Sin brought about an estrangement between man and God, and man was no longer 'on speaking terms' with God. And the fact that God speaks means that He breaks the silence. In Genesis 3, God came in the Garden and said, 'Where art thou?' We ought to understand these words as showing us how God broke the silence caused by man's sin and began to deal with the estrangement. He came seeking them, and this surely points away to the fulness of the time when in the Person of His Son He came to seek and to save that which was lost. God's word to man is therefore a reconciling word, and what we hear in Jesus Christ is the word of a great reconciliation. Man made the breach, but God humbled Himself and made the first overtures of friendship and reconciliation. God... hath spoken unto us by His Son!