Relatability

Hebrews 4:15 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.

Relatability “You just don’t understand!” How many times have you said that? Who have you said it to? Your parents, your boss, your spouse, your kids, your customer service representative? There’s one person you can’t say that to: God. None of us, regardless of how tested, tried or tempted we may be, can ever accuse God of not knowing or understanding where we’re at. The Book of Hebrews tells us that God Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ, was exposed to the full range of human experiences, short of actually sinning. Keep in mind that God didn’t settle for reading a manual or attending a lecture on what it’s like to be a human being. He didn’t seek out any second-hand information. He actually became one! And by so doing, He’s able to fully relate to us. Think that one through. The One who is able to hold the entire universe in His hand, the One who spoke everything that is into existence, that same God is able to identify with everything you’re going through at this very moment. You’ll never hear Him say, “I’m sorry. I wish I could help you with that, but I just don’t understand.” By coming to dwell in the rags of human flesh, God forever took the “you just don’t understand” card away from us. He does understand, and He’s able to give us the support and strength we need to overcome all things. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. (Hebrews 2:18 NKJV) The One who is able to hold the entire universe in His hand, the One who spoke everything that is into existence, that same God is able to identify with everything you’re going through at this very moment. – Bob Coy

Error!

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not

I have an iPhone that I use to write most of the emails with. As I write them, sometimes days in advance, I store them in my email drafts folder. This past week I had occasion to write several up for use this week and next. It seemed like a pretty good plan that has worked well for me until a few nights ago.

Apple updated their operating system not long ago. I waited to let the bugs get worked out before I upgraded it on my phone. This has also worked well for me in the past, allowing me to avoid issues that the first folks to try out the new stuff have to deal with. Well, right in the middle of the process my son calls me; I had forgotten to power the phone off. His call interrupted the back up portion of the process. A accidental click of the mouse in the wrong place then let the program proceed without backing up my data. Long story short: all that I had written and saved ended up lost.

We so often have to deal with changes in the things we are used to and how things operate. At times it can seem like the rules are being made up as we go along! I’m so thankful that I never have to worry about this with God or His Word. He has set out the perfect plan and given us all we need to know about how to go about doing His will and walking in His way. Thank God for His unchanging Word and Way.