This Christmas season many people will think about Jesus being born as a baby. But when Jesus was born on earth, He grew up and became an adult — just like other humans. It was God’s plan for Jesus to come to earth in human form. In 2 John 7, the apostle John wrote about Jesus becoming a man. “Many false teachers are in the world now. They refuse to say that Jesus Christ came to earth and became a man. Anyone who refuses to accept this fact is a false teacher and the enemy of Christ.”
It is very important that Jesus became a human. While He lived on earth, Jesus felt pain, hunger, thirst and loneliness. He also knew how it felt to be tempted by the devil. Because Jesus experienced these things, He understands how we feel when we are hurt or tempted.
When Jesus says that He will comfort us, we can know that He understands what it feels like to lose a loved one. When Jesus says that He will keep us strong, we can know that He experienced temptation from the devil.
Are you sad or lonely today? Are you tempted to stop following Jesus? Let Him fill you with His comfort, peace and strength.