Jesus is now exalted to the highest place and given the name above every name. How does Jesus feel about us as he reigns supremely on high? Does he really care about us from his lofty position over all? We may feel that since Jesus is now exalted to such an infinitely high place we cannot really count on him in our struggles. Surely, he cannot be fully focused on me!
Well, Jesus is now exalted as royal PRIEST. And as Hebrews 4: 15 says, “We do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses”. The heart of Jesus is open to us with real feelings for us. He understands how we feel because he actually shares our feelings. He feels in his heart just as we feel as we struggle with our weaknesses. So, we can always draw near with boldness, through him, to receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.
Because Jesus shared our humanity, he knows human weakness from the inside even the weakness of being tempted. And so, though he is highly exalted over all, he tenderly feels for us in all our weaknesses. Yes, the King is high and lifted up and yet he has a tender heart towards us and so is always ready to move towards us in our needs. More positively, we can be sure that he is always ready to include us in the communion he enjoys with his Father.