Did Jesus have to stand by helplessly as someone he loved suffered and died?
Did Jesus know the feelings of loss of a mother who succumbed to some disease?
Did Jesus ever watch his child suffer from illness and die?
These questions have filled my mind today. Jesus carried with him the power to calm the seas, raise the dead, heal the sick, make the blind see, etc.
Jesus walked on earth and many preachers have said afterwards God was more gentle with mankind. The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament were not the same in many ways. Their attitudes towards mankind were not the same because God had experienced the world as Jesus.
But did he really experience the excruciating pain of loss, knowing he was helpless to do anything to help or save someone he loved?
That is my question today.
We are told that there is life after death and we will be reunited with loved ones. Jesus would even have had the certainty of that knowledge, while we are expected to accept it on faith.
I don’t think Jesus got the whole picture of what it is truly like to be on earth and helpless to change many things that come our way.
Jesus was never helpless. He chose to rebuke the devil. He chose to remain on the cross. He had choices the average human will never have.