Sometimes Christians wonder if Jesus is disappointed with them because they did a certain sin, or because they did a certain sin again for the 400 thousandth time. Most of the time they feel this way because someone at church told them that this is exactly what it’s like. Folks start to get this image of Jesus as a kind of hard-line football coach who’s impossible to please. We picture Him ringing His hands on the sidelines, yelling at the players on the field and shaking his head in disgust at our performance. Sometimes you even hear Christians saying that they’re nervous about heaven and facing the Lord when they die because they suck so much at living this thing well. It’s like they think going home to perfect, painless paradise will be like going into the locker room when you’re losing by four touchdowns at half time. They think Jesus is gonna throw the clipboard, dump out the water cooler and yell and scream out his absolute disgust. Well here’s the deal: If anyone has ever made you feel that way about Jesus, they were dead wrong. The Bible says that Jesus intercedes for us. That is a word that had to do with lawyers in a court room fighting for their client. Jesus isn’t a frustrated coach who’s mad at you, He’s a brilliant lawyer giving it all He’s got to defend you! Jesus left heaven when He didn’t have to so that He could give His perfect life for you and save you and be with you forever and ever. Jesus wanted you because He loves you and He speaks up for you, vouches for you and fights for your freedom. He’s on your side.