Since Jesus came to dwell on this earth with mankind we know that God is acquainted with our trials, and sympathizes with our griefs. Every son ad daughter of Adam may understand that our Creator is the friend of sinners. For in every doctrine of grace, every promise of joy, every deed of love, every divine attraction presented in the Savior's life on earth we see 'God with us.'
Satan wants us to see God's law as a law of selfishness. He declares that it is impossible for us to obey it's precepts. When Adam and Eve sinned and brought all the troubles into this world, Satan charges it all to our loving Creator. He wants us to see God as a vengeful God and not as a loving, merciful God.
He wants us to think that God is the author of sin and suffering and death.
Jesus came to prove Satan wrong and that God is a God of love, mercy and kind towards us and so He sent Jesus into this world to prove Satan wrong. The Bible says that, 'He took upon Himself our nature and it behooved Him to be made like unto His brethren." Hebrews 2:17. He endured every trial to which we are subject, and He exercised in His own behalf no power that is not freely offered to us. As a man He met temptation and overcame in the strength given Him from God. He said, 'I delight to do Thy will, O My God, Thy law is within My heart.' Psalm 40:8.
By His humanity, Christ touched humanity and by His Divinity, He lays hold upon the throne of God. As a Son of man He gave us an example of obedience; as the Son of God, He gives us power to obey.
And He says: 'I AM the Good Shepherd'. 'I AM the living Bread'. I AM the Way the Truth and the Life.' 'All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.' John 10:11; 6:51; 14:6; Matthew 28:18. He is our assurance of every promise. I AM; be not afraid, 'God with us' is the surety of our deliverance from sin the assurance of our power to obey the law of heaven.
Friend, Jesus is really our Savior, Good Shepherd, the Living Bread, the Way the Truth and the Life. If we want life then we must allow Jesus to be to us what He wants to be. His greatest priority is to save us from sin to everlasting life. Let's let Him do it. It is our choice. Grandma Joan
(Thoughts taken from the Desire of Ages p. 24.)