Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
When you face a struggle or need some good advice where do you turn? A trusted friend? An expert?
You may have a few questions this Christmas. Why is there pain for some? Why are some of us lonely? How long with the current crisis continue? Why are some relationships broken? When we face the absolutely most important questions of life, we have Someone to turn to today because He is with us.
God with Us
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
And today He is still with us. I believe the passage above speaks more than simply the temptations we face. He is aware of all of our weaknesses. Jesus literally put on flesh and walk with us experiencing the same kinds of pain, weariness, loss, and temptation. He knows and has compassion for us.