For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

Some spiritual truths have to sink in before I accept them. My mind tends to get in the way, and God must set my thinking straight. Such was the case when I heard a sermon declaring that Jesus was 100 percent human and 100 percent divine. This profound truth left me awestruck. My heart was eager to know the truth, but my head was putting up a good fight. After praying and giving the matter to God, my mind and heart agree that Jesus Christ was both fully human and fully divine.

Jesus had a body, a mind, a will, and emotions, yet He never sinned. He experienced hunger (Matthew 4:2) and thirst and grew tired and weary (John 4:6). Wrapped in human flesh, the Son of God came down from Heaven and died for our sins. A beautiful expression of love, Jesus laid His life down so we can live forever.

Having walked on this earth, Jesus understands the trials and temptations you face. Because He is fully divine. He has the power to forgive sin, to change lives, and to heal sickness and sorrow. If you are grief-stricken, remember that Jesus wept when Lazarus died. (John 11:35) If your enemies conspire against you, remember that the Pharisees plotted against Jesus. (Matthew 12:14) If you are facing trials, temptation, or loss, if you have been betrayed, falsely accused or rejected, remember that Jesus walked before you and experienced every emotional situation imaginable. He knows what you are going through and sympathizes with your struggles. He understands the challenges you face and has the power to help you overcome them.

Father, thank You for Jesus, our Savior and our faithful High Priest, who walked the earth and never sinned. Help us to be more like Him. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Susan Ferguson is a freelance writer who lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband. She is an accountant by profession and works during the day and writes at night. She is a member of Faithwriters and participates in their daily devotional. She likes to read, travel, and cook for family and friends.