“Jesus, Made Fully Human”
Fully human, yet fully God. This can be a difficult idea for us to wrap our human minds around.
But this is not our idea, it is the very idea of the Lord God.
You are invited to read the following verses of Hebrews to say what the Lord God has to say about the humanness of Jesus.
5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6 But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
7 You made him a little lower than the angels;
you crowned him with glory and honor
8 and put everything under his feet.”
In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present, we do not see everything subject to him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10 In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.
11 Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
“I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the presence of the congregation, I will sing your praises.”
“I will put my trust in him.”
“Here am I, and the children God has given me.”
14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.
17 For this reason, he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
And did Jesus EVER SUFFER.
But He fulfilled His mission and because of His great sacrifice, we have eternal life. Amen