Time and Time again in scriptures, we see our God as one who doesn’t just stand far off to man wishing him all the best with his struggles or challenges. Instead, we see a God that identifies and sympathizes with us in our low estates.
“For the Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17)
You could give someone something by post, and even these days by many electronic methods without necessarily coming to them. But instead Grace (in the person of Jesus) came to us. He identified with us.
John testified of this, saying:
“And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…”
The word dwelt among us! He was with us! Living and identifying with us!
Our Father is not some far away person or a god who from a distance tries to send us aid. No! He comes to us. Jesus promised:
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18)
Notice God’s promise here, not just that I will send you aid or grace or help from my heavenly throne, but I will come down to be with you in the journey, and the ups and downs of life. I will be with you to comfort you, supplying strength and grace to you as I dwell with you.
“Who hath remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth forever” (Ps. 136:24)
The word translated “remembered” in the above verse, actually means to identify with. He identified with us in our low estate, when we were in a bad shape and at the low of the low, He identified with us.
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom. 5:6)
Why is this possible? Because he understands our pains.
“We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all — all but the sin” (Heb. 4: 15 MSG)
He is not out of touch with our reality. What a saviour! That is why he is promised:
“You will pass through deep waters. But I will be with you …” (Is. 43:2)
How then should we react to this?
We should become bold towards life, knowing that our Father identifies with us in our challenges and struggles.
“And if God be for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31)
I call you Blessed
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