Jesus Knows

Ed Shaw 1 month ago
Blog 2 mins
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us’ (John 1:14).

Jesus knows what it’s like to stand on the sidelines of a wedding watching the couple take the first dance, enjoying an intimacy that was not open to him.

Jesus knows what it’s like to watch a parent proudly parade their newly born child, recognising that will never be his experience.

Jesus knows what it’s like to be treated as an incomplete human being in a culture where everybody else is pairing up with their ‘other half’ and encouraging you to do the same.

Jesus knows what it’s like to stand behind the couple who can’t take their hands off each other, whilst aching himself for some meaningful touch.

Jesus knows what it’s like to be asked about your wife and children and having to explain – yet again – that you are over 30 and still single.

Jesus knows what it’s like to be tempted to abandon God’s good commands and seek to fulfill your desires now, rather than delay their satisfaction.

Jesus knows.

He knows what it’s like to be me. 

He knows what it’s like to be you.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us’ (John 1:14).