Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.
Jesus wore flesh!
Technically, we are in Hebrews chapter 5 today to end the week and should be starting up on chapter 6 on Monday. But I gotta say, these chapter breaks are weird in this section of Hebrews so I am going to go with a reference from chapter 4 again.
This section of Hebrews is talking about the office of high priest. The high priest of course is the man who would offer sacrifices for God’s people and in general, lead them in their walk with the Lord. But now Jesus has become the high priest. He is the one who offered the sacrifice – himself. He is the one who has connected us with God. He is the one who made a way for us to know God. The “office” of high priest has been permanently occupied by him. And while we need leaders in our lives, we don’t need any other representative to go to God for us. Through Jesus, we can do that on our own.
However, this isn’t really the main point here. The writer of Hebrews is wanting to us to know this: Jesus gets it. He walked this earth. He was tempted in every way. He gets our weakness. Jesus wore flesh! He came from heaven, put a human suit on, and lived as one of us. But he so got it right. He remained faithful to his calling. He didn’t get distracted or burned out. He didn’t complain about the people He had to work with. He nailed it, and sin nailed Him… to the cross that is.
Today, regardless of your successes or failures, your frustrations and your circumstance, know this – Jesus gets it. He walked through it. Maybe not the exact same way you walked through it, but he gets it. Maybe you have been de-friended on Facebook; that didn’t happen to Jesus. But He was de-friended in person. He gets the emotion, the hurt, the pain. And He knows your heart and how to walk you through it. We serve a perfect God, who sent His son to walk out a perfect life, who sent the Holy Spirit called the comforter. So turn to the great high priest; He gets it.