HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Daniel 3:25
That mystic and the blessed fourth person walking in the midst of the fire! There is no fire so fierce that He will not bear the heat and be by my side. Very thankful I should be, that I have a Saviour touched with the feeling of my infirmities.
The furnace may be one of sickness. Jesus passed through bodily pains such as I cannot know and cannot conceive.
Or it may be a furnace of poverty. Jesus was so poor that He had nowhere to lay His head.
Or it may be the fiery trial of temptation. Jesus has been tempted in every way, just as we are.
Or, perhaps, it is the sorrow of misunderstanding by others. They called Jesus a Samaritan, a glutton and drunkard, and the ally of the prince of the devils.
Or it is the deeper and more awful grief of spiritual desolation. Out in the loneliness and shame, Jesus cried, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me!”
So Jesus understands; He sympathizes; He knows. And He has power — all power in Heaven and on earth — to rescue and deliver. When the fire is fiercest, He is there!
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses” Hebrews 4:15