Jesus understands you. He’s faced hunger, sorrow, and death and wants to face them with you. Scripture says
Jesus “understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
If Jesus understands our weaknesses, then so does God. Jesus was God in human form. He was God with us. That is why Jesus is called Immanuel. Immanu means “with us.” El refers to Elohim, or God. So Immanuel is not an “above-us God” or a “somewhere-in-the-neighborhood God.” He came as the “with-us God.” All of us.
“I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Search for restrictions on the promise and you’ll find none. There’s no withholding tax on God’s “with us” promise. God is with us. What great news.
By Max Lucado
Used by Permission
From: Jesus, the God Who Knows Your Name
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