My 12/16/12AM sermon, Sympathizing, from Hebrews 4:14-16 not only continued our Christmas in Hebrews series, but also helped orient us in light of the amazing tragedy of last Friday. You see what we most desperately need is the solid foundation that God is not apathetic or aloof from the troubles of this world and this life. We have a Savior, in Jesus, who was tempted in all ways as we are yet without sin. We have a throne of grace that we can access because of Christ and receive mercy and find grace to help in times of need. We don’t have to raise our fist and wonder at God, but humble ourselves before Him, for He surely knows the pain of searing loss. He knows the cries of the hurting. And, He responds by actually doing something to remedy this for eternity. I hope you were encouraged in these things this Lord’s day and have a blessed week.