God and Man - March 3, 2023

“For our high priest [Jesus] is able to understand our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:15 NCV).

God became flesh in the form of Jesus Christ. He was miraculously conceived, yet naturally delivered.

Had Jesus simply descended to earth in the form of a mighty being, we would respect him but would never draw near to him. After all, how could God understand what it means to be human? Had Jesus been biologically conceived with two earthly parents, we would draw near to him, but would we ever want to worship him? After all, he would be no different than you and me.

But if Jesus was both—God and man at the same time—then we have the best of both worlds. He was fully human. He was fully divine. Because of the first, we draw near. Because of the latter, we worship.