Thank you for sharing our humanity, thank you for leaving us with all that we need to 'do life' as you did.
Luke 4:4 you knew the Word’ you knew we would need more than ‘bread’ for our souls, Luke 13:34 _you longed for your children to know you, .. you discerned our thoughts’ … you felt deeply, you wept, you sorrowed over your own people, you loved to see faith ‘you were astonished at the lack of faith’ in people who had witnessed God’s power, his glory, you were distressed in the garden beyond our comprehension , … your compassion Luke 7:13_your soul was grieved Mark 14:34 you got angry at injustices’ godlessness, Mark 3:5, you set your face like a flint toward Jerusalem _you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt your purpose, the why of you coming to us, you fought the enemy with a mind set on pleasing the Father , you gave up your ‘spirit’ you rose again with a new body _
The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother. ‘This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul to.
V.40 _and the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him.
V.50 ‘ separated from his parents on their journey home’ causing them great concern’ ‘he asks them’ Why were you searching for me? ‘Didn’t you know i had to be in my Father’s house? …
V.51 he went with them and was obedient to them, but his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 and Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Luke 3:27 _ Jesus was about 30 years old when he began his public ministry _ 4:16.. he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. 17 the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him . Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: :`the spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”. … with all eyes on him’ ‘today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.
Because in Jesus God became human, he is not only the God on the other side of the chasm, he is the bridge over the gap. Thus he is the mediator of a new relationship with God that cannot fail because it is based on his faithfulness , not ours.