So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit... ~Romans 8:3-4
We assume that Christ was able to do all the amazing things he did because he was divine. But this scripture explains that the important work of Christ was done because he was HUMAN – like you and me. He lived his life with every advantage/disadvantage that we have. He had to rely on God in faith every day, just as we do. And when he died, he had to have faith that God would raise him up, just like we do. We forget this, but when we do, we lose some of the power of the message of Christ.
Prayer: God, thank you for sending Jesus to show me how to walk with you. Guide me to that path in his name. Amen.