As an Army Chaplain, and as an Officer, I am aware that those whom I serve watch everything I do. Even the most hardened Command SGT Major and the most atheistic millennial want to know at some level, and even expect, that I incarnate the love of God in Jesus Christ to them and with them and for them. They expect and look to see if I “share in their humanity,” going where they go, doing what they do (albeit unarmed), and sharing their suffering, even to the point of death, if need be.
We have a Savior who shared in our humanity. What is not assumed cannot be saved. Even God in Jesus had dirty diapers, worked, had friends, got angry, and on it goes. What he did not have was a broken relationship with God; he did not sin and had not sin.
One of my seminary professors would often say, in reference to Hebrews, “Follow the blood.” Lord Jesus, you took on human meat, life, and experience, even to the point of shedding blood on the Cross, forgiving us our sin, dying so we might live.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me put my trust in you. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Glenn Palmer,
Active Duty US Army Chaplain.