Q: Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man?
A: It was requisite that the Mediator should be man, that he might advance our nature, perform obedience to the law, suffer and make intercession for us in our nature, have a fellow feeling of our infirmities; that we might receive the adoption of sons, and have comfort and access with boldness unto the throne of grace.
(Westminster Standards, Larger Catechism #39)
A fellow feeling.
The power of my infirmities has felt unbeatable lately. I keep wondering what life would be like, how things would be different were it not for my mental illness. What would it be like to not live in this fog?
But what a comfort to know that Jesus, the Mediator, knows what to do with me when so many don’t—when I don’t.
What a thing. What a gift. What a God.