Jesus Christ attracts the man who is in need of help because he knows all about human sorrows.
Matthew 16:17, And Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven."
Jesus understands the needs of men and He came into the world to walk with them. But the kind of relationship we have with Christ depends on our understanding of Him. Peter's response to Christ's question shows that he did understand the meaning of Christ's presence in this world. His understanding was not complete, but he was making progress in the right direction.
After talking with a pupil about a problem, an elementary school principal kindly instructed the child to return to his classroom. The boy rose to leave, then turned and asked, "Sir, will you walk with me?" The world is full of individuals who hunger for understanding, love, appreciation, and companionship - someone just to walk with them.
A young mechanic became involved in some trouble with his employer on the question of money that was due him. A friend reasoned with him, upon learning the name of the lawyer to whom he had gone for consultation. "Why, I could direct you to a score of better lawyers," said his friend. "That man is only a commonplace fellow."
"That may be true," replied the mechanic, "but he understands my case as no one else would be able to understand it. He used to work at my trade himself."
Jesus Christ attracts the man who is in need of help because he knows all about human sorrows. He was once in the place of the sorrowing one himself.