Someone who’s been there
When someone has been through a hardship which is similar to something you are going through you tend to be more receptive to what they have to say.
The other person is probably also motivated to help you out since they know how bad it can be from personal experience.
Someone who’s been there like you will be there for you. Enter Jesus. The fact that he is fully human means he has walked in our shoes… and then some. As a result, he offers real help for weary souls like you and me.
This is what Pastor Ruttan explores in this sermon from September 26, 2021 on Hebrews 2:5-18.
You can access the video or audio version of this sermon by the buttons provided in this post. In addition, Pastor Ruttan has been providing additional background to Bible passage that goes along with this sermon as a part of ‘The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan.’ You can hear that extra content here.