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He Came
by Jenny on December 23rd, 2014

"Because God's children are human beings--made of flesh and blood--the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the devil, who had the power of death." Hebrews 2:14

He came.

In two days we will celebrate the birth of a Man named Jesus. In the beginning this Man--the Word--was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1). But on Christmas Day the Word became human and made His home among us (John 1:14).

Hebrews 2:14-17 explain, "Because God's children are human beings--made of flesh and blood--the Son also became flesh and blood. . . . It was necessary for Him to be made in every respect like us, His brothers and sisters, so that He could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then He could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people."

On December 25th we celebrate the day Jesus came to live like we live and to suffer like we suffer. Current news headlines depict our world as a scary place to live. Suffering seems to exist at an all time high. But consider the events of Jesus' day . . .

For fear of being dethroned by this Baby King, “Herod . . . sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under” (Matthew 2:16).

I suppose God the Father could have allowed His Son to die as an infant but He didn't. God chose to have His Son grow into a Man. As a Man, Jesus lived through death of His earthly father and through the death of a friend. Jesus witnessed great poverty and physical and mental disease. Jesus endured testing by the enemy, hunger and homelessness. Jesus was despised and rejected--a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief (Isaiah 53:3).

But because He Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested (Hebrews 2:18). We do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses. Because Jesus came to earth at Christmastime we have a great high priest--a Friend--who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet He did not sin (Hebrews 4:15, John 15:15).

Jesus came so that He could empathize with us and remove our sin. Christmas morning serves as our chance to come and adore Him.

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