10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12 He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” 13 And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”
My humanity is not something dirty in God’s eyes. On the contrary, in Jesus becoming fully human, our humanity is affirmed in the most profound of ways – God has embraced humanity in making us his children.
Jesus connects me with the Father who is in heaven, the Creator of all things. Jesus calls me a brother and makes me a son of God. God loves this human and has adopted me into his family.
My God, my Father, how rich is your love for me. I am no dirty human. I am a redeemed human, made fully human, like my brother Jesus. I am loved by my eternal Father and declared forgiven of all guilt. I am a son and I carry on my Father’s business.
Written by Andrew Mellor