For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize or understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect.
- Hebrews 4:14
Jesus is sympathetic.
He was made flesh to walk the earth and to “walk in our shoes”.
Jesus knew loneliness, betrayal, fear and anger.
He experienced what we experience and looked to The Father when he needed strength or comfort.
Jesus came to die for you, He came to release His Holy Spirit to you and He is our friend and redeemer.
Jesus is not the judge, He was the sacrifice. He is not the critical parent, he is the brother you never had.
TODAY: Jesus, Thank you for your friendship, your compassion over me and your desire to “do” life with me. Let me delight in you as you have chosen and delighted in me!
So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters. For he said to God, I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people. Hebrews 2:11