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  • Writer's pictureJohn Kim

Does Not Compute

Hebrews 2:17 “Therefore it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters… Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” When my oldest son Kyan was about four or five, he used to love saying “I’m half Korean, half Chinese, half American and half Singaporean!” He could tell from our smiles that we enjoyed hearing him say it, so he repeated it over and over. We didn’t have the heart to tell him that being 200% of a person was a mathematical impossibility. When Jesus came to earth, he was fully God and fully man. If he had been only 100% God, that’d already stretch the realm of possibility and total awesomeness. But the fact that he was also 100% man brings his existence into the category of “does not compute.” Jesus chose to limit himself to give us an example of how we can live. He said “the son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his father doing.” But we now know that despite our limitations, when we have complete dependence on God, miracles happen. That’s why Jesus said we would do “even greater things than these.” Lord, thank you that all things are possible with you. It’s so much more fun serving a God of the impossible, than serving a God of the mundane. May your kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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