He's Not Ashamed Of Us

Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
            - Hebrews 2:11

Sometimes we can forget that Jesus is FULLY human and what that means. One of the things that stands out to me from this verse is that we are of the same family. We are sisters and brothers with Jesus. Our issues don't cause him to be ashamed of us; he's glad to be identified with us. (That's more than I can say, sometimes!).

My kids often are embarrassed to be identified with me (and, for good reason on occasion!) - but Jesus is not. That means we don't have to put on a happy face or be a 'good religious person' to get his attention or to be acceptable. We've been welcomed into his family. He wants us. He claims us. He's not ashamed to be family with us. We are his and he is ours. Period.

So ponder that today - that Jesus is for you and with you and not embarrassed by you in any way.  You are loved and honored by him (and it's not like he doesn't know your dark side either!). He just plain accepts you and cherishes you. Rest in that though for a few minutes (that's another way to say, "meditate on that").