I am becoming more and more convinced that what we're really looking for, perhaps the one thing that really helps us when we are grieving, hurting or struggling, is to know that someone has been there, experienced that, and has come out on the other side in one piece.
Words of comfort always seem to feel hollow when they come from someone who, by our estimation, we don't believe truly feels our pain. Yet somehow they can soothe the soul when they come from the one who has been there.
If I lose my wife, I'm seeking out those who have lost their spouse for comfort and support. If one loses a child, they seek out others who have lost children. If someone has relationship issues, they look for help to those who have experienced similar.
Nothing replaces experience.
Perhaps that's why it couldn't be done any other way. The Son simply had to become The Human.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Cor. 1:3-4)