Who Are You, Lord? (Part 4)
"The word became flesh.." John 1:14
Who are you, Lord? Jesus is the Word and the Word, who was both with God and who was God, became flesh. God chose to make himself ultimately known in a real historical man, Jesus Christ. The result of Jesus’ humanity is that God was with His people - with us in a more personal and intimate way than ever before.
As philosopher Peter Kreeft points out, “by God coming in the flesh, God deliberately put the Son on the hook for human suffering.” Not one of us escapes pain or suffering of some kind in our life and, by coming in the flesh and dying on the cross, Jesus experienced the worst human suffering, rejection and pain that far exceeds anything we go through in our lives.
Therefore, Christ knows firsthand the despair, the rejection, the loneliness, the hardship, the sorrow, the brokenness, the pain, and the suffering we go through. We have a savior who lived our human frailty and therefore understands. So, whatever your struggle, whatever your pain, whatever that hurt is that you're not sure you will ever get through, know this - you are not alone! Jesus, who came in the flesh, is Immanuel, God with us. He is God with you during the pain and suffering in your life. May this bring you hope, strength, and peace.