That’s why He had to be like His brothers and sisters in every way, so that He might become a merciful and trustworthy high priest in God’s presence, to make atonement for the sins of the people. [KNT]
There’s so much deep truth going on in this periscope, that one hardly knows where to begin!
For the sake of not exploding our finite minds, let’s just focus in on one aspect for now. To be one with God, which is our true destiny, we as human beings needed a bridge between divinity and humanity. This is a great truth that we in no way on our own, with our very limited power, could bring to any sort of reality.
Sure, we can build the Eiffel Tower and smash atoms, but we have no clue or ability as to how to become one with God. You can meditate and feed the homeless until you are green in the face, but without divine, incarnational atonement , you will be no closer to union with God. There’s some things we are just not capable of. And until there is that acknowledgement and surrender to our ultimate powerlessness and, therefore, total dependence on God’s work, we shall remain on the other side of an infinite chasm from God.
We needed a bridge that could only be built by one who had experienced fully both divinity and humanity. Only that One could bring us together. No one else. Nothing else. This is the biblical picture.