Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 4:14-16.

“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.”

Paul reminds us that Jesus was fully human and knows everything we feel. He came to be one of us, so we could see that with God’s help we could also enter His kingdom. He taught that we must remain connected in faith to be saved.

He showed that even when life is difficult we have a refuge in God. Through prayer and thanksgiving we share with Him, and through spreading the Good News we share with others. This “up to the Lord and out to people” pattern is what makes us His children.

Jesus shows through His humanness that this is possible for us as well. We are called to follow and bring others with us, sharing the joy we have found in Christ. Our Savior shows us the only way to the Father is through Him.

Loving Lord, we are grateful for Your example of faith and work. Help us to share our faith through the work of Your kingdom with all our brothers and sisters. Amen.

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