He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature
When Moses was on the Mount, either in reality or in a vision he saw God’s eternal dwelling place. Moses was able to observe every detail of it and then was asked to replicate it on earth for God to be able to dwell among His people: Israel. God asked Moses, Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. Exactly as I ‘show’ you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it (Exodus 25:8-9).
This can be a daunting task. How indeed can the corruptible recreate the incorruptible? How can the grander and majesty of the heavenly throne be replicated with mere earthly elements? How could the purity and majesty of God’s dwelling place be represented for mankind to see?
A play on the words of the Hebrew text of Exodus 25:9 gives us a clue. The word ‘show’ in Hebrew of the verse is ‘mareh’, but it can also be interpreted as ‘mirror’. Moses was not asked to replicate the very thing, but a mere model for people to see. It is like using a mirror when trying to see something in a concealed location. Also, from a distance a mirror can capture the fullness of a large area. Yes, even though God fills everything (Jeremiah 23:24), through a ‘mirror’ we can catch a glimpse of His greatness.
In these ancient days of the Exodus from Egypt God asked His servant Moses to have the people build a replica of His throne room as it appeared to Moses on the Mount. This would be the place from where His light would shine to speak with Moses. Moses who enjoyed direct contact with the Almighty, speaking face to face with God (Exodus 33:11; Deuteronomy 34:10) became for the people of Israel the very representation of the Heavenly Presence in the camp. Today we do not have Moses, a Tabernacle or an Ark, but we have the earthly image of the Father in the Son Yeshua, for He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3); in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:14-15).
Yeshua commissioned us with the words, Jesus said to them again, " As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you" (John 20:21). This means that in the daily walk (halacha) of our life, we are to exemplify the mission of our Master. His mission was to show us the father, our mission is to show the Son to the world.
It represents indeed a tall order and it is doubtful that we are up to the task, but we can and should still try to do our best trusting that He will do the rest. It is important; the world needs it! We cannot live for ourselves; we have been sent on a mission.