Jesus and change
By Larry Platner
Consider the changes that Jesus experienced in his incarnation. He left the presence of his Father, gave up divine privileges, took on the form of a human, submitted himself to living among a sinful people, enduring rejection, injustice, mockery and betrayal. There is no loss that we experience that Jesus hasn’t himself gone through.
When we lament over our losses, Jesus isn’t surprised by our grief nor belittle us for what we often think is a lack of faith. Rather He compassionately draws nearer to us. He has been there and knows what we feel. In the garden of Gethsemane he lamented before God.
Do you think Jesus draws back or is disappointed with you when you lament? Or does He draw closer to comfort and grieve with you?