Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 2:10-18.
It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again, “Here am I and the children whom God has given me.” Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death. For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham. Therefore he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
Are you being tested by what goes on in our world? If we answer honestly, we are all concerned about the state of things. In order to show us how we can live in peace with what we experience, Jesus came to be one of us.
Paul writes in this passage that Jesus came to earth as a human so that we might see in Him a full relationship with God. This is the most important thing for us to learn because it is the basis for all other relationships. How Jesus revered God and how He treated others is the example for our lives.
We sometimes say that “things were simpler” and “we have much more to worry about than people back then” but the truth is that every era and society has had its own human issues. Ours are merely different, and if we think they are harder than in the past, it is only that much more important that we concentrate on our connection to our Creator.
Heavenly Father, we are thankful for Christ’s example and His sacrifice for us. Help us to follow the path He has shown us, loving You and one another always. Amen.