Today’s devotion for today is based on Luke 2:40, “And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.”
Jesus did learn and grow in wisdom because he is fully human while being fully God. That the infinite, almighty, and all-knowing Son of God grew and became stronger and learned is a fact that is beyond our understanding. Yet, it is at the same time wonderfully comforting. If Jesus had come only as God, he could not have been our Savior. To save us, Jesus needed to become a fully human being so he could take our place. And the fact that he grew and became strong and was filled with wisdom shows us that he truly is one of us. He truly is human. He truly is our Brother. He truly is our Savior.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Thank you, Jesus, for becoming fully human so that you might take my place and save me from God’s justified wrath. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.