March 3, 2016
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:15
The paradox of Jesus is that He is both the lion and the lamb, the priest and the sacrifice, the healer and the wounded, the powerful and the weak, the very Son of God and the very Son of Man. He is both ends of the spectrum and it makes very little sense to human minds. How is it that He can be both? The one we call Jesus is and knows all aspects of human behavior and all ways of being part of God’s creation. Nothing you or I can be, experience, or think, is outside of Jesus’ experience. He knows us well and has walked where we walk. Find comfort that the one we call Jesus knows what it feels like to be sacrificed by friends, wounded by life, weak like a lamb, and subject to the vagaries of living life in human form. Thank you, Jesus, that You know all about me, and stand ready to aid me as I make my way.