July 27, 2009

Hebrews 2:17,18 When Jesus came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.


Is each human being ultimately alone? This is a very real question for each of us. As much as we may try to share and connect with others, in the end are we impenetrable, self-contained, closed units separated from others by our very nature? Our experience of life may lead us to this conclusion at times. Even in our most intimate moments with others we may experience a gap, a space that cannot be crossed. Christians believe that Jesus took on human form not only so that he would experience the types of things that people go through but also so that we would know that he able to connect with our specific joys, failures, love, guilt, hope and fear. Deep within us we long to connect. The good news of the gospel is that because of the grace of God in Jesus Christ we do connect, with God and others, maybe imperfectly in this life, but in a real way, and we also trust that a day will come when those connections will be made complete. Is each human being ultimately alone? No. God truly connects with us in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Take time this week to explore that connection.

Don

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