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Who is this Jesus?

We celebrate the birth of Jesus, but it is difficult for me to imagine that God was ever a baby. We are grateful for his sacrificial death on the cross that brought us salvation, but I can't really understand that God would feel the pain of the nails. We celebrate Jesus' resurrection but it is unthinkable that he would have felt the anguish of death and of separation from God the Father before being raised.

I was brought up to believe that Jesus was special, a supernatural being, God. These are all true, but if my understanding of Jesus ends there, it leaves a distance between my Savior and me. The distance is great, between earth and heaven. I am tempted to not expect his care because he has many more important matters to attend to. However, it was prophesized that he would be called Immanuel which means God with us. The bible says that God became flesh and dwelt among us. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:14, John 1:1-18)

(Read: Hebrews 2:10-18, Hebrews 4:15-16, Hebrews 5:7-9, Mark 14:33-36, John 12:27, Romans 8:28)

(Read: John 6:35,51, Luke 5:22-25, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 1:15-17, John 1:4-5,9-5,17, John 10:14, Isaiah 9:6, John 11:25-26, Revelation 1:17-18)

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