“For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5, NLT).

The last couple of verses of Luke 24 (50-51) tell us after Jesus appeared to the disciples he took them out to Bethany, blessed them and ascended to heaven. Most people (including me for a long time) believe he went back to the way he was before he became human, back to some indefinable, unreachable state.

But Jesus is the man as this verse in 1 Timothy says. He is still human, which is why he continues to relate to us. His humanity touches and intersects ours. He feels our pain and is moved by our tears. The God-man Jesus is not out there somewhere, out of touch with being human. His scars still show to show his love.

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