Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grace to Help

The Incarnation is an amazing event. The second person of the Trinity became man and was birthed of a woman, just like you and me. He grew up with parents who taught Him how to love God and love men. By the time He was twelve, He was teaching His mother and step-father how to love His Father in Heaven and how to rightly love men. He was tempted by sin but never fell to its allures. He understands the nature of the body, what it means to be tired and hungry, what it means to be angry and overcome with emotion.
         This is the Jesus who died to save us from our sins and from the constant struggle between doing that which is right and feeling the pull of our fallen bodies towards temptation and sin. Jesus understands this all and He is the One who is our ever present help in times of need. He is the One who says that we should come boldly into His presence, not because we are so good but because He is so good and His throne of grace is the place where we find His tender mercies.

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