Wednesday Focus – Week of Prayer 2022 – The Human Yeshua

January 5, 2022

The fact that Yeshua became human should never be taken lightly.  It is through his humanity that He was able to offer Himself up as the once for all sacrifice that takes away the sins of the world.

The writer of the book of Messianic Jews (Hebrews) wrote, “Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying. . . . Hebrews 2:14–1 NLT Later in this same letter, more

Friends, how awesome that Yeshua died for you and me.  Our names are written in the Book of Life because of His sacrifice.  But not only did He make the ultimate sacrifice, but as He walked on this earth, He experienced the same things you and I experience.  That is why He understands our temptations and what we face every day because in His humanity He faced them too.  S.D. Gordon stated, “Yeshua is G-d spelling Himself out in language humans could understand.”

As we go into our time of prayer today, know that Yeshua truly gets it.  He is not aloof or unaware of our struggles.  Because He encountered the same elements we see in our lives.  He felt pain, He struggled with disappointment, He had to overcome discouragement. We can trust Him to intercede for us because of His empathy for us.

Trust Him today as you pray.


Rabbi Carol