It was not only in his humanness that Christ was unique, however. He was also unique in his being more than human. He was the Son of God. That was what distinguished him from the prophets and set him above the angels. He performed the functions of God (creation and providence); he enjoyed the prerogatives of God (‘Let all God’s angels worship him’); he inherited the titles of God; and he was exclusively related to God as the shining glory and the very image of his being. He was, and is, God…For the writer to the Hebrews, the significance of Jesus is absolute. He is Ultimate Reality. But is Ultimate Reality in a form which is fully conversant with our human plight (Macleod, The Person of Christ, 85-86).
(These quotes through Christmas are being published with a timestamp. I may or may not be able (or want) to “live” blog through then. Still check in, though, because these quotes are better than much of what I would say myself anyway).