Jesus Just Like Us (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 164)
John 1:14 (NLT)
So the Word became human and made his home among us.
When we think about Jesus, what are some of the first things that cross our minds? Maybe we think about Christmas and the baby in the manger. Perhaps some of us think about His death, burial, and resurrection. Or do we reflect on His goodness, grace, love, and mercy. Maybe the reality of His power is made evident in our lives.
But how often do we think about the humanity of Christ. Because He came down from Heaven and made earth his home for a while, He is completely relatable to us. He understands the struggles of this life. He is able to feel what we feel and sense what we sense because He has been where we are. While on earth, Jesus experienced the same things we experience today while at the same time being fully God. Jesus became just like us.
We do not serve a God who does not identify with us on a deeply personal level. Like us, Jesus went hungry, got tired, was doubted, and succumbed to betrayal. He had friends and family as well as enemies and haters. Remember that in this life, you are not alone. God knows. God understands. God can identify with your pain and your struggles. Take comfort in knowing that whatever you are going through, Jesus went through the same things.
“God waits for you to communicate with Him. You have instant, direct access to God. God loves mankind so much, and in a very special sense His children, that He has made Himself available to you at all times.”
— Wesley L. Duewel