This NFL season already has been filled with twists and turns, from a Lock-out to a crazy free agency and now in only a few weeks preseason will be here. Those who have been suffering the most from all of this is the new head coaches. The veteran coaches know their team and the abilities they have but new coaches are now just trying to figure out what type of team they have this season.
One of those new head coaches is Hue Jackson, the coach for the Oakland Raiders. Hue does have an advantage from some of the otehr new coaches because he was the Raiders offensive coach a year ago. Jackson believes that Oaktown is new hometown, where Al Davis gave Hue the head coaching position after firing Tom Cable last season. Hue has some serious swagger, and his temperament is like that of Jon Gruden who once coached the Raiders to a Super Bowl. Jackson and Gruden used to coach together at the University of the Pacific, which is Jackson’s Alma Malter. Hus has already played a significant role in bringing the “Commitment to Excellence” motto back to the forefront of the Raiders organization. Last year alone, Jackson help bring the offense back to where it needs to be. The Raiders finished sixth in the NFL with 410 points, more than doubling the previous seasons efforts.
In the news conference announcing Jackson’s hiring, Al Davis said that Jackson has a better chance of restoring the Raiders to prominence. Hue Jackson is the right man for the job and has great expectations and the greatest one is too win every game. Now that he is the head coach, watch the aggressiveness and the will to win intensify. Jackson is ready now to take the Raiders back to the playoffs for the first time in years.
As Hue is the right man for the job in Oakland, Jesus was the right man for the job. God gave his only son to die on the cruelest form of death, death on a cross for this world. Jesus lived on this earth and walked and talked like you and I do. John writes in his gospel, “The word became flesh and dwelt among us.” The perfect sacrifice had to be made to fill the gap sin caused between God and man. Jesus was that perfect lamb without blemish scarified for you and me.
He was without sin sent to this earth to take our place. Jesus was the right man for the job, he was God in the flesh.
The author of Hebrews tells us something amazing about Jesus in chapter 4:14-16, “14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
The passage says that Jesus understands our pain, our struggles, and can sympathize with us because he was tempted, spit upon, laughed at, mocked, and nailed to the cross. Jesus walked in our shoes, felt our pain, and understands our sorrows.
Jesus was the only who could take away our sins once and for all and because of that he was the right man for the job.