Because He Came ... I can be real.
When Jesus, who is fully God, came to earth and put skin on, He experienced life as a human. We can never tell Him, "You don't understand," or "You don't know how I feel." He's been there. He knows how life on this planet can be.
Hebrews 4:14-16 (KJV)
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
I like the way the NLT puts v. 15.
"This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin."
I love it that He really "gets" me. There's real freedom in knowing He knows all there is to know about me. I can be real.
Click on each day's link to read a new reason to praise because He came:
Day 1 - I Have Life Everlasting
Day 2 - I Have Abundant Life
Day 3 - I Have Peace
Day 4 - I'm Not the Old Me
Day 5 - There is Healing
Day 6 - I Can Be Strong
Day 7 - I Have Someone Who Understands
Day 8 - I Have Someone Praying for Me
Day 9 - I Can Be Fruitful
Day 10 - I Have An Advocate
Day 11 - I Have a Shepherd
Day 12 - I Have a Burden-Bearer
Day 13 - The Broken Heart Can Heal
Day 14 - I Have What I Need
Day 15 - I Have a Friend
Day 16 - I Have a Big Brother
Day 17 - I Know the Truth
Day 18 - I Have Light
Day 19 - I Have My Everything
Day 20 - We Have Superfood!
Day 21 - I Have a Precious Stone
Day 22 - Time off - no post!
Day 23 - Time off - no post!
Day 24 - I Have Living Water
Day 25 - Prophecy Was Fulfilled