Hebrews 2:10–11 (NLT)

God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation.

So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.

Jesus is our perfect leader, indeed. Without him there would be no hope of entering into whatever the glory is referred to in verse 10. Jesus is the only one who can do it, the only one fit to do it. He is saving us. Or perhaps we should say that God is saving us through him as he leads us.

But whenever I read that Jesus is OK with calling me his brother, it does something inside me. I know I’m not worthy of that, but there it is in black and white. Jesus is not ashamed.

My parents were probably ashamed of me many times. My wife might be ashamed of me sometimes. I’m certain that I have made my son ashamed of me. But Jesus unashamedly calls me his brother.

I’ll take that.