Jesus was fully human. He was born of a human mother. He grew up in a family and spent His early years working as a carpenter in a small village. At the age of 30 He began His teaching ministry, wandering through the towns and countryside of Israel with no home and no possessions.
He gathered around Him some fiends, among them a few fishermen and a taxman. For three years He traveled, healing, teaching and caring for ant in need. He loved to be quiet and alone in the hills and pray to His Father. Equally He was at home with people and enjoyed being with them. He was able to get alongside all kinds of people from sophisticated Pharisees to social outcasts like thieves and prostitutes.
He touched lepers and healed every kind of illness. On several occasions He raised the dear to life in full view of witness. He ordered evil spirits to leave those who were possessed and so find peace and wholeness in their minds.
His life was one of serving and helping others. There was not one fault in Him. He never needed to say ‘sorry’ or to apologize. There was no stain of self interest, jealousy or unkindness in Him. He demonstrated pure love at all times. True, He was angry, but His anger was justified and perfectly controlled. He was angry at the way God’s house was being used for extortion and greed instead of for prayer (these days we find almost everywhere in all the churches the merchandise in several ways, will Jesus tolerate if He visited today’s Churches. Churches were made den of thieves. They distort the Word of God for more gain from the innocent souls. Many scheme their own program for their family welfare or to build their own kingdoms for their own glory. What would be of such so-called Churched if Jesus wants to visit today?)
He knew what it was to be hungry and thirsty. On one occasion He was so tired that He slept in a small boat tossed about in a fierce storm. He knew what happiness and friendship were like.
He also knew what it was to weep in personal grief and to be deserted by His friends. He experienced rejection and unfair treatment. He went through the most fearful pain when He was mercilessly flogged and then crucified – the Roman’s most cruel and painful death. Even Pontius Pilate, the Roan Governor who tried Him, admitted he could find no fault in Him.
He was a perfect man in every way.
At first His followers saw Him as a great teacher and healer. As they watched Him and listened to Him, they slowly realized e was more than just a great man, He was a prophet. More than that, He was God’s promised Deliverer or Messiah. And, more than that He was the Son of God – God Himself living among us in human form.
So it was that John could write that Jesus ‘became a human being and full of grace and truth lived among us. We saw His glory, the glory He received as the Father’s only Son.’