Priest and Advocate

  Our Savior, having been tempted in all points as we are (Hebrews 4:15), speaks words of comfort founded on His Deity as well as His experience as a human being. He fully understands us. He can sympathize to the utmost with mankind as he struggles with those things that would bend and even break him in life. Is is not comforting in itself to hear words from others in times of our distress, "I know how you feel"?

  Especially are we comforted when we know that the one who speaks has also endured similar trials that we are undergoing. Herein is the perfection of our High Priest and Advocate, Jesus Christ. While we seek to comfort one another the best we know how, Christ can comfort with the knowledge and completeness that none other can offer.