Many imagine that the Lord Jesus as God – God’s Son – looked at the world differently, lived differently, felt differently, and thought differently than people. He thought differently because he knew the Lord God and knew that trusting Him was more important than having a lot of beautiful clothes. At the same time, he was human and experienced all the joys and worries of human life.
|He was born as a human child, and although the mention of Jesus’ childhood is scant in the Bible, it is highly likely that he already experienced sorrows, joys, and disappointments in childhood – like us. From the years of His adulthood, we have several references in the Bible to the fact that Jesus experienced events as a man. He was hungry when he hadn’t eaten in the desert for a long time(Matthew 4:2), and he was tired and fell asleep after teaching the multitudes (Mark 4:1-2, 33, 35-38 ). In the Bible, we read that he dined with his friends (Mark 1, 29-31; John 12, 1-2; John 21, 5. 12. andt heandended a wedding (John 2, 1-12).
But he also experienced with his heart what we – people – experience. He was sad when people did not want to listen to His preaching and did not have faith in the Lord God in their hearts; he was moved and cried at the death of a friend (John 11, 33-35, 38); he also called over the city of Jerusalem (Luke 19, 41-44), when he knew that the city would be destroyed because of the impenitence of its inhabitants. He was also angry (John 2, 13-17) when he came to the temple and found sellers there instead of praying for people. He also experienced anxiety when he was to be captured and crucified. He knew what was waiting for Him and begged the heavenly Father that it wouldwereke it wallpaper if it was according to God’s will. In the Bible, sweat appears on the forehead from disturbance (Luke 22, 44). However, Jesus’ obedience to his Father was more significant than his fears.
Lord Jesus experienced his earthly existence with everything, the problematic and acomplexd we encounter in life. He was the Son of God, but His life was not easier because of that. On the contrary. He was not what awaited Him made it even more difficult for Him. Knowing the future is not an advantage. Maybe if we only knew nice things. But if we learned about the misfortunes, disea,ses and pr, problems that will meet us in life, could we be happy and experience joy? It would probably not be. We would be afraid and constantly wonder when and what will happen to us. Lord Jesus knew from the very beginning that they would capture Him, that He would suffer, and they wothat uld crucify Him. He preached to people about the Lord God and knew that many would reject Him, even betray Him, but despite this, he faithfully continued to fulfill his mission.
We have a true friend in the Lord Jesus because He lived a whole human life. That’s why he understands us very well . If w is sick, sad, or troubled, when we are afraid, we can trust Him calmly. He knows how we feel. He not only understands us but also has the power to help us. Therefore, our prayer to Him should not only be to inform Him about our problem but mainly to show that we confidently expect help from Him. And He will give it to us at that time, and in the way He deems right. Read the following two texts from the Epistle to the Hebrews:
5, 1-5: ” 1 Every high priest who is among men is appointed for men in the things of God: to bring gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is ablecanhize with the ignorant and the wandering, because he subject to weaknesses; 3, therefore, he is obliged to offer a sacrifice for sins both for the people and for himself. 4 And no one can take the rank by himself, only if God called him like Aaron. 5 Similarly, Christ himself did not honor himself with the rank oflevelh priest, but (honoree the who said to Him: You are my Son, I have begotten You today. “
4, 14-16: ” 14 Since we have a great High Priest who has penetrated the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to the confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but (we have a High Priest) similarly tempted in everything, (but) without sin. 16 Let us, therefore, ch with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in due time” and consider how Jesus is the same as us and how he is different from us.
Lord Jesus is a real man, but also a real God. That’s why he can understand us and has power over everything. May this awareness encourage us to pray with confidence.
JESUS IS TRUE, GOTHE D. God found a way to use him. He has the power of God, knows, aand and can help us.
JESUS IS A REAL MAN. – He was similar to us humans except for sin (Hebrews 4, 15); he understands us, knows our worries, and wants to help us.
If we were to search for the root of miseries, pain, injustice, and so ffering in our world, we would realize they have their root origin from the Lord God. It is a solid case that someone gets sick because they have departed from the Lord God. However, sickness and pain are indeed due to man’s deviation from God. DeviatiDeparturehe source of goodness and life logically brings evil and pain that affects many. Where we despise the warmth of God’s love, the pernicious cold of injustice, oppression, and selfishness creeps in. And then many ask: Where is God? How is it that he is silent and does not say anything about fights, wars, exploitation, or poverty? How is it that the Lord God does not intervene against injustice, strife, destruct, and in of nature – our beautiful world?…
Although it is not easy to untangle the destinies of the world and humanity and find traces of how God spoke, the Lord God spoke msaidimes in different ways (Hebrews 1, 1). Through his messengers – prophets, he intervened in people’s lives, and many knew at that moment that it was good and wise to obey God. However, God’s intention is not to reach us with violence, power, terror, fear, or r-mongering. In the winter of sin and human suffering, God finally spoke in a way they could have imagined. The Lord God Himself, in human flesh, descends into our misery, suffers, and in boundless love with us. He brings us salvation. The following story by Mikuláš Lipták (from the monthly Evangelical East No. 1/2003) summarizes it succinctly:
“It was terribly cold. A tit with fluffy feathers was huddled on the bare branch of our cherry tree. I felt very sorry for her. Therefore, I sprinkled some crumbs and small pieces of nuts on her rainbow board. I was delighted when she noticed it and dared to fly closer. However, before she sat down to the crumbs and had her fill, she must have seen my dark silhouette in the window because she flew away in fear. After a while, hunger overcame her again, or she was attracted by the goodies and flew again. However, her fear of me did not allow her to take what was prepared. She flew away hungry. It happened again several times. In the end, she didn’t accept any of it – despite even thought having to help her with love and that I prepared everything for her. It was within reach. Unfortunately, fear was stronger. And so there was a threat that, despite he would perish despite my kind helped so bad or hint to her that she doesn’t have to be afraid of me, that I like her, that I see her difficulties and want to help her – that I’m not dangerous, on the contrary. But I painfully realized that I had no way to tell her. The only way would be for me to be born a tit and thus become comprehunderstandable. – God had to do that, that’; that’s come among us as a man. However, how many people are still prevented from receiving the life-giving thing by that unfounded fear of Him, without which they must perish.”
God wants not only to be known but also to be accepted. That is why he came to us in a human body. He took upon tribulations of the world, of us – the people he loves. In Jesus, we recognize that the Lord God is not a being who carelessly sits enthroned in heaven, distanced from us, and while that we sacrifice ourselves for him.
No, God is the One who suffers the most of all offers because we perish without Him; he su; he’s because we do not dare to accept Him.
We do not worship a God who enjoys a royal life, but a God who suffers for us and with us. He suffers so that we may not perish but have eternal life. Evangelist John writes about it:
“God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save it”
(John. 3, 16-17).