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SO HEAVENLY, SO HUMAN - August 30, 2022

Max Lucado Devotional

Jesus was undiluted deity. No wonder no one argued when he declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). He has authority over everything, and he has it forever. Yet in spite of this lofty position, Jesus was willing, for a time, to forgo the privileges of divinity and enter humanity.

Are you troubled in spirit? He was too (John 12:27). Are you so anxious you could die? He was too (Matthew 26:38). Are you overwhelmed with grief? He was too (John 11:35). So human he could touch people, so mighty he could heal people. So heavenly he spoke with authority, so human he could blend in unnoticed for thirty years. So mighty he could change history and be unforgotten for two thousand years. Because Jesus was human, he understands you.

And because God’s promises are unbreakable our hope is unshakable!

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