Fully God, Fully Human
| Adam Richardson - 2019-01-30 15:25:56|
Of his own free will, he gave up all he had and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness. He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death – his death on the cross. (Philippians 2:7-8)
In our chapels this term we are exploring the humanness of Jesus. Although he was fully God, he was also fully human. He grew up experiencing all the same joys and challenges we do. Just because he could have used his Godliness to make life easier for himself, he didn’t. In fact, the only times when he did use his power as God was when he was helping others, such as in the many documented miracles that he performed. Whenever it came to his own suffering, he always accepted it. He may have questioned our Heavenly Father about his suffering, and even asked if there was another way for events to unfold, but he never used his power to his own advantage. He remained fully human in those circumstances. So Jesus well knows and understands the struggles we face. When you call on him for strength, he is there for you because he has also walked the same path. And he knows the glory of living with his Father – our Father - and continues to give us hope, showing us the way to heaven and eternal happiness.