July 21, 2019
The author of Hebrews writes to explain that because Jesus knows us, is one of us, and is for us, He is the one able to liberate us from the pain and suffering we live in every day. “[Jesus became] like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people” (Heb. 2:17). Karoline Lewis writes that “Through Jesus’ death, death itself, even the fear of death, will be destroyed.” Death itself destroyed. What then do we have? Life. Abundant life.