Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.”
Jesus took to Himself a real human nature which was of the flesh and blood of Mary. Although His conception was a wonder, He was born like every other human being and He was “like unto His brethren in all things.” Jesus took on the appearance of Mary. As a child he had to learn to walk and speak just like we did.
Lord’s Day 6 stressed the need for a Mediator who would be very God and very man. This Lord’s Day underlines the fact that Jesus Christ was that Mediator. Jesus united a human and a divine nature into the one divine person of the Son of God. The human nature that He took on Himself was a nature with all its infirmities. We never read that Jesus became ill or had any physical problems, but His human nature was susceptible to pain and sorrow. He wept. He suffered hunger and thirst and knew what it was to get tired. He had human feelings and desires. He needed friendship and sympathy and being forsaken by His disciples caused tremendous pain. The thought of death created exceeding sorrow.
That Jesus was a human being like us is important for at least two reasons. First, He can sympathize with our weaknesses. He knows human life and is our sympathetic High Priest. Second, He could take our sins on Himself and could be our representative before God. We have a Savior like unto us who knows and sympathizes with our sorrows and struggles and forgives us all our sins!
Rev. Allen J. Brummel (Wife: Crysta)
Ordained: November 1995
Edgerton, MN - 1995; South Holland, IL - 1998; Missionary in Sioux Falls, SD - 2007; Heritage, Sioux Falls, SD - May 2010
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