“Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like unto His brethren…” Hebrews 2:17a
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I’ve met a lot of people who hailed from brokenness. Even my boyfriend is one of them. Parents who divorced, a grand dad who got locked up in prison, an uneducated sister who not as much can utter a single word in English because she wasn’t able to go to school- all of these family backgrounds are things we are not proud to tell other people. I also have my fair share of horrible happenings in my family, and sometimes I just sigh at the though of them. We’ve all been there. We’ve been through that phase when it’s best to just keep quiet so that no one will discover who we really are.
The good thing is, our God Jesus Christ, also experienced the same human frailties. His forefather, king David, was a man tainted with the blood of the innocent on his hands when he purposefully killed his captain while he lusted after his wife. Jacob was a liar and a cheater. Solomon was a womanizer. His family tree is exactly the same as ours- full of people who made a lot of mistakes.
But that didn’t stop Him from doing the will of God. He wants us to know that He has been there too, and all the things that are happening in our lives are nothing new to Him. As the writer of Hebrews explains, “ He had to enter into every detail of human life”. This shows that we have an Intercessor, a High Priest, who knows and understands our human struggles. And inspite of our imperfections, He continues to faithfully intercede for us to the Father. What a wonderful Savior we have!
Jesus wants you to know, “I’ve been there.” – Max Lucado
Don’t hesitate to tell Him your fears and worries. Do not have a shadow of doubt in your heart that He will not help you, because He surely will. Remain strong and faithful. Pray without ceasing. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will definitely make your paths straight.