You and I have stumbled in life. We’ve done our best, only to trip and fall. And the distance between where we are and where we want to be is impassable. So where do we turn? I suggest we look to one of God’s sweetest promises: “For our high priest [Jesus] is able to understand our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin. Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it” (Hebrews 4:15-16 NCV).
When we stumble we aren’t abandoned. The stunning idea is simply this: God, for a time, became one of us. God became flesh in the form of Jesus Christ. And neither his humanity nor deity were compromised. Because God’s promises are unbreakable our hope is unshakable!