Today’s Reading: Jesus Understands Us

A reminder for today—Jesus lived life as a human just like us, so he understands the struggles we’re going through. We can always come to Him without fear or shame.

Heb 2:14-18: “Surely he did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God to expiate the sins of the people. Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.”

He came into this world as a vulnerable little baby, and felt the sufferings of hunger and thirst, of heat and cold, of all the weaknesses of the human nature except He committed no sin. Even He was tested when He went out into the wilderness for 40 days (Matthew 4:1-11), and before His passion He begged that this cup pass from Him, that He would not have to undergo crucifixion (Matthew 26:39). In the end He willingly suffered the greatest pains of the body and soul imaginable, and in all of this, He willed to suffer for us, and asked His Father in Heaven to forgive even those who crucified Him (Luke 23:34).

Thus, when we turn to Him in our weakness, He knows it well, and desires to replace it with the strength of His Divinity. As the Apostle Paul says:

he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

If we turn over our weaknesses to Him, He can turn it into grace!

God bless and keep you,

~ Beloved Dreamer

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