It was necessary for Jesus
to be in every respect like us.
      —Hebrews 2:17

An article in USA Today described how David Dillard schools his young architects to understand the residential needs of older people. He sends them on twenty-four-hour “sleepovers” in a senior living center.

They put on pajamas, wear earplugs to simulate hearing loss, tape their fingers together to limit manual dexterity, and don blurry-lens eyeglasses to replicate vision problems. Dillard says, “They come back with a heart ten times as big. They meet people and understand their plight.”

Jesus spent thirty-three years on earth in our pajamas. He became “in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters . . . Since he himself has gone through suffering and temptation, he is able to help us when we are being tempted” (Heb 2:17, 18).

He knows how you feel.

Jesus understands you better
than your best earthly friend.

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