Have you ever been in a group of people who are traveling or stuck somewhere when meal time rolls around? What happens to those usually sweet-tempered and logical people?Hungry people don’t act like themselves. Snickers has a series of funny commercials making this point like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UO2A2p-19A. No matter how old we are, how educated we are, how cultured we are, our bodies constantly remind us of our vulnerability. As the Son of Man, Jesus was no exception. He had a body just like ours. On the cross, Jesus showed his humanity and vulnerability when he cried out, “I am thirsty,” and “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
We can follow Jesus’s example because he went before us, suffering as one of us. Like Jesus did, we can draw near to God when he feels far away by connecting to him through his Word.