Hebrews 5:7-8: “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered.”

Isn’t it fascinating that our all-knowing God, who comes with an unrivaled experience of eons, still wants to learn? As the Trinity split and the Son of God arrived on planet Earth as a human baby, God experienced birth, childhood and adulthood. Learning by doing, the unlimited God dealt with all our human limitations and frailties. He experienced firsthand how we feel.

So, how does it feel to be young? God knows. He experienced it. How does it feel to grow up? God knows. He went through it.  How does pain feel? God knows. He felt it. How does it feel to be disrespected, marginalized, despised and hated? God knows. The experience of the cross speaks for itself.

A beloved member of the Trinity, Jesus had never experienced loneliness before. So at the hour of His death when He felt separated from the Father, this must have been the worst nightmare to Him. He learned what it means to be utterly alone; Jesus is therefore uniquely equipped to relate to us. He understands our pain like no other.

Jesus prays for us every day! If we knock on Heaven’s door, it will swing wide open. Our cause remains on His heart, and His mission is to save us. Since our friendship with God was restored by Jesus’s death, we will certainly be saved through His life. His death brought us back to God’s kingdom. There’s nothing Jesus can’t do. He reintroduces us to the Father, and we become His children. We’re family now. God is our Dad!

Nobody knows Jesus better than the Father. By the same token, nobody knows the Father better than Jesus. And if we want to know God, the Holy Spirit is sent into the world to assist us in this matter; He speaks the truth into your heart and mine.

Since there’s so much to learn, let’s keep our hearts and minds wide open! God does not stop learning, so why should we?

“How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone”   
Bob Dylan

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