How does Jesus care for his people?
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:14-15
I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. John 17:6-8
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:24-28
As our Prophet, Jesus proclaims the Word of God to us. As our Priest, Jesus prays to the Father on our behalf. As our King, Jesus rules over the world, making all things new.
The world can be such a difficult and broken place. We face so many challenges. We are often tempted to turn to many different sources for help: family, friends, movies, music, and so many other places. Sometimes we forget that Jesus is the primary source we should always turn to, and not as our last resort.
The incredible reality is that if we will sit down and open our Bibles, Jesus will meet us. And the Holy Spirit will meet us. And the Holy Spirit will help us to get to know Jesus and will strengthen and guide us step-by-step. We can trust that Jesus will teach us the word and the will of the Father.
Sometimes it is difficult to pray. When we don’t know what to say or think we have to find the words that will make God hear us. But it’s important to remember that Jesus is our great High Priest. He always sits at the right hand of his Father and intercedes—he advocates—for us. The Bible is clear that when we don’t know what words to say, the Spirit expresses our hearts to God
When your world feels especially broken, when you’re hurting and things aren’t going well and you don’t know what to do, remember that Jesus is in charge. Jesus is the true king of the world. He came to earth so that you could see God’s love in the flesh.
As our Prophet, Jesus teaches us the word of God.
As our Priest, Jesus intercedes for us.
As our King, Jesus is in control of the world.
And he can always be trusted.
Spend some time today in prayer thanking God that his son, Jesus, is not only in charge but is also on your side as your advocate.