The amazing part about this text is He knows us through and through and still loves us. That’s the thing that stuns me, I mean really it does stun me, I ask Who am I, that the lord of all the earth Would care to know my name Would care to feel my hurt?
But, if you see the suffering through the lens that God is there, you do not have the grief of despair, you will have the grief of hope. There is a big difference. The grief of despair assumes there is no answer and that God is the one that brought it about. The grief of hope, the pain of hope, assumes there is an answer, but we don’t understand it, but God really does have my best interests at heart, even though it might not appear as such.
At the Passover, lambs were sacrificed for the sins of the people. So on the day of the Passover, Jesus, the Lamb of God, was going to die for the sins of the world. But first He must teach His disciples a lesson. They had been arguing over who would be greatest in His kingdom. Jesus wanted to teach them that true greatness is to serve others.