There is an old story of two men sitting and discussing life. One man says to the other, “I really love you brother, you are my best friend.” The other responds, “If you really love me, tell me where I hurt.”
Messiah Yeshua/Jesus has called us friends; He has called us brothers; and He has assured us of the love that He has for us.
It isn’t always possible for those close to us to know where we are hurt – as we, believing that we are protecting ourselves, continually work at keeping the hurt hidden.
Messiah, however, knows exactly where the hurt is and how to heal that hurt; as it is part of the promise of His coming:
Isaiah 61:1, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to announce good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim freedom to the captives, to let out into light those bound in the dark…”
Be well. Shalom.