In thinking tonight of Jesus as a male/as a man, I was thinking through how he protected while he was on earth:
- When the children came to him and the disciples were trying to shoo those annoying kids out of the way, Jesus invited them to them and elevated them, saying the kingdom belonged to such as these (Mt 19)
- When they were stoning the woman caught in adultery, he asked a question that was really a rebuke. They dropped their stands. (Jn 8)
- When the Roman soldiers came to arrest him, he stepped forward and told them it was him they were looking for, and to let the disciples go (Jn 18)
Jesus was their protector, even on this earth. It didn’t mean they weren’t exposed to hardship, but they knew he was in their corner. There is so much more to understand and know.