Jesus was angry enough to purge the temple; hungry enough to eat raw grain; distraught enough to weep in public; fun-loving enough to be called a drunkard; winsome enough to attract little children; weary enough to sleep in a storm-ravaged boat; poor enough to borrow a coin for a sermon illustration; radical enough to get kicked out of town; responsible enough to care for his mother; tempted enough to know the smell of Satan and fearful enough to sweat blood.
But why? Why would heaven’s finest Son endure earth’s toughest pain? Answer: So you would be confident every day of your life that He knows how you feel. That’s right, God not only knows about your every pain, disappointment and struggle, He actually knows how you feel, “and now he can help those who are tempted, because He Himself suffered and was tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18)
(Source: Max Lucado: ‘Next Door Savior’)