Monday, July 4, 2011

We are so flawed, yet He is so compassionate!

I often consider that because God is so high and so perfect, we can never reach Him no matter how hard we try. Instead, we just continually feel short and weak. But I came across a couple verses in Hebrews this week which really opened my eyes.

"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all respects like us, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:15

"He is able to exercise compassion toward the ignorant and erring since he also is encompassed with weakness." -Hebrews 5:1

Just because our God is so perfect does not mean he cannot relate to us! As a human being he went through the same temptations and knows exactly how we feel. He is so compassionate towards our situations because He understands what we are going through. It is not about us trying to climb up and reach Him; He comes down to reach us where we are at! Our God is so amazing!