Jesus Did It First, For Us

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Children taking swimming lessons are instructed to jump into the water from the
edge of the pool. For many children, this is terrifying. It’s not uncommon to see a
small child frozen on the edge of the pool, while everyone around them is
encouraging them to jump. Watching someone they know and trust jump into the
pool first is one way that instructors help calm that fear. It allows the child to see
that it is possible to safely jump into the water and come up to the surface. Jesus
endured everything we have to face and gave us the Spirit so that we can endure
the trials of life. If Jesus strove in silence, we can too with his help and guidance.