Is no news still good news? Because that’s what I have in the recipe department. This week we’re doing a recipe that I’ve already covered, and a few new recipes that we haven’t tried yet.
However, I’ve recently finished reading through Hebrews, and there was a passage that really blessed me that I wanted to share. If you’re ever wondering about whether God loves you, this passage really makes it clear how Jesus feels about us.
Hebrews 2:11, 14-18 – For both he that sanctifieth [that’s Jesus] and they who are sanctified [us!] are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
– Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also likewise too part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
– And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
– For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
– Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
– For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.
Not only does Jesus willingly refer to us as his brothers and sisters, but he intentionally lived as a human so that he would be more able to understand and be merciful to us. It can’t be said enough, but Jesus – who could do literally ANYthing – chose to become like us and die just so that we could go to heaven. We hear it so often, that is sometimes becomes routine, but we can’t lose the awe of knowing that he picked us.