Did Jesus Feel Confined?

Did Jesus Feel Confined?

May 20, 2020

It feels strange, almost wrong, for me to ask this question: How could the Creator and Controller of the universe be held in captivity by it? I hope I am not dabbling in something inappropriate, but this has been on my mind. The confinement of lockdown is a familiar situation for all of us right now, and it would be helpful to know if Jesus ever felt confined.

I know that He is God and always will be. He limited the use of His deity when He came to Planet Earth to save us from our sin. He was always under the protection of Father and Spirit, but in His humanity, He experienced life like we do.

It must have been very confining to go through conception and birth and the growing up process to become a mature man for His God-man assignment. He felt hunger, thirst, weariness and loneliness. He felt rejection and hatred. Being “tested in all points, yet without sin,” He must have understood human frustration.

His journey through the garden, the trial and death on the cross apparently felt so overwhelming that He cried out to the Father as He felt completely abandoned. I have never been in a situation where I knew of no one who cared about me.

A song title asks the question, “Does Jesus Care?” It follows with a list of specifics but then answers, “Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares – His heart is touched with my grief.”

Whatever degree of struggle we are having with the current situation, we can be sure that Jesus feels it with us and will see us through. Remembering this can help us make it through the long, lonely days and nights. I am encouraged by this.

Pastor Bill Ehmann

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RECENT POSTS

It Is Time

By wvbaptist | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 3, 2020 It was perhaps 18 years ago that a couple of people suggested I should write a weekly blog. I did not know what a “blog” was, but Ponder with Pastor Bill came out of that idea. It […]

Dark Cloud – Silver Lining

By wvbaptist | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 13, 2020 Creator God gives us a statement of beauty and hope when He puts a silver lining around a dark cloud in the sky. He reminds us that the darkness is temporary and there is something more powerful […]

Poder Increíble 

By wvbaptist | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meditación con el pastor Bill 6 de mayo de 2020 Sentado en mi silla de tratamiento esta semana frente a una ventana que me daba una vista para el Monte St. Helens, cubierto de nieve sobre un fondo azul cielo. […]

Amazing Power

By wvbaptist | May 6, 2020 | 1 Comment

May 6, 2020 My treatment chair this week faced a window that provided a frame for Mount St. Helens, covered with snow against a sky-blue background. It was a magnificent scene, and I had plenty of time to enjoy it […]

Cloud Focus

By wvbaptist | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

April 29, 2020 While watching bulky white clouds move across a beautiful blue sky, my mind went to Acts 1. After Jesus spent 40 days with the disciples, “giving them convincing proofs that He was alive,” He told them to […]

Scroll to Top