Q: To be fully human seems to mean to struggle in a huge way with determining the will of our Father for my life, my purpose. Jesus, to be fully human, must have stuggled with this as well, wouldn't He? After all, how significantly is it really, if Jesus knew full well how everything was to work out? How is he like me in that (where I stumble and fall along the way, where I doubt, and need to daily recommit)? Isn't He more meaningful and like me if he just doesn't know for sure, yet he still finds the will to discern the will of His Heavenly Father?
- Brian Formella Stevens Point, WI
A: I think if we take the Incarnation seriously, and you obviously do, we need to see that Jesus experienced everything we experiece, except for giving into sin. I believe his "knowledge" of His own destiny, that He would eventually die on the cross for us was still a knowlege He grasped by faith. He trusted the Father and the future the Father had revealed to Him. The Garden of Gethsemane is the best example of Jesus' genuine struggle with the will of the Father. The deck was not stacked. He could have said "no".
- Michael Card
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