100548287Jesus experienced terrible physical pain.

He was betrayed by a friend.

He was disappointed by his friends who fell asleep when they should have been praying and when they denied knowing him.

He was falsely accused.

I’ve experience physical pain. I’ve been betrayed. I’ve experienced disappointment when someone has let me down. I’ve been falsely accused.  I bet you have experienced all of those things too.

In Jesus, you and I have a Friend who understands.

Take a few minutes today or this weekend to read Matthew chapters 26, 27, and 28. Soak in the human experience of Jesus and how He understands your struggles.  Then sit in amazement of the gift Jesus gives us in his suffering and in his resurrection.

That is the real message of Easter I want to keep at the forefront of my mind.

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