By Neal Pollard
Marge Singleton and Merle Kilgore co-wrote a song that was a hit for Teresa Brewer at the end of the “doo-wop” era, entitled “He Understands Me.” The heart of the lyrics, which are repeated, is: “He understands me the way you never did. He loves me the way you never did.
He takes the time to notice I’m around. He builds me up, he never lets me down.” This is obviously a song about young love and a young woman who has found somebody much better than her “ex.” This is the age-old complaint of many a man and woman, of feeling taken for granted.
But in the most important relationship, you can have, you have Someone who understands you better than you understand you. He wants a relationship with you and He went further to prove it than anyone else ever will or could. He left a place of safety to suffer. He left a position of supremacy to be a servant. He left the peer-ship of sovereignty for submission. He limited Himself to humanity without surrendering His deity to save the most important of every person, including you. Because He successfully navigated the perils of this life, He can offer you eternal life.
Meanwhile, there are daily benefits for you because “the Word became flesh” (John 1:1-2,14).
Intercession. Paul says, “Who is the one who condemns (cf. lays a charge against God’s elect, 33)? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us” (Rom. 8:34). The Hebrews’ writer adds, “He always lives to make intercession for [those who draw near to God through Him]” (Heb. 7:25). He earnestly appeals to God with urgency and intensity for you. Try to picture that. He’s addressing God for you!
By Neal Pollard