Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
We cannot help but to emphasize once more the access that we have to Heaven and the care that Jesus has for each of us. The position of the High Priest in the Old Testament was a very prominent and privileged position to have. The unfortunate problem with high positions is that often times the one holding the position becomes ignorant to the heartaches and sorrows of the common people. The high priest sometimes would be so focused on God and his duties to the temple that he neglected or became unconcerned with the emotions of the people that he was serving. Let’s face it; people that have all of their needs taken care of and that are high in society tend to be unaffected by the needs of others. So the high priest of the Old Testament lacked in this area of sympathy and compassion. He did not have the proper feelings for the people.
Now to some that word feeling is not to be given notice. But we were created to have feelings. A person without feelings is numb and without natural affection. We need affection for one another and should never stifle the feelings that someone has whether we agree with the feeling or not. The verse above reveals to us that our Jesus, our High Priest that is in Heaven can indeed be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. That means that He is NOT cold, He is NOT stonehearted, and that He is NOT unsympathetic towards our feelings. Every single feeling that you and I have and go through He had and went through when He walked this earth and knows exactly how we feel. He does NOT disregard how you feel no matter how slight or minor it may seem to others. He is a perfect High Priest with perfect love, perfect concern, perfect sympathy, and that can be TOUCHED by your heartaches and pain. It is His WORD that says Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. And since His WORD states this we are sure that when we as individuals rejoice that He is rejoicing with us and when one of us is weeping our Jesus is weeping as well with us. O what a Saviour that He cares for me and that He can be TOUCHED by our infirmities. Halleluja!. That’s what I needed!
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