I went out for a run early this morning (it was dark and very cloudy, but the moon kept breaking through), it was just so beautiful and peaceful and I felt so close to our Saviour, Jesus Christ. As I was running, I was reflecting on this season of Easter and the Holy Spirit impressed upon me the following, which I want to submit to you :
He knows! We say that we are feeling betrayed, " … my spouse promised on the day of our wedding that we would be together until death do us part, but I have been betrayed for someone else and I can't get over it…” He says He knows. Judas Iscariot did the same to Him, he sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
He knows! We say that we are filled with fear for the future. He says He knows. In the Garden of Gethsemane , Jesus was so troubled that He sweated great drops of blood.
He knows! We say that we have been rejected. Jesus says He knows exactly how we feel because all of His trusted disciples ran away and left Him completely alone!
He knows! We say that we are in immense physical pain, Jesus says He knows, He spent six hours on the Cross before He eventually died in excruciating pain.
What Jesus showed me on my early morning run is that He really does understand what you and I are going through at the moment, because He has been there Himself. Jesus is not some far off God seated on a throne, totally out of touch with His people. No! Jesus has walked this road before and He wants you and I to lean heavily on Him. He wants to help us simply because He loves us and He understands.
Yes, He knows!
Have a very Blessed Easter and take out some time to be alone with Him. Meditate on His wonderful love for each of us.