Reading: “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” Hebrews 2:14

“The Manhood could suffer, but not overcome, the sharpness of death; the Godhead could suffer nothing, but overcome everything. He, therefore, that was to suffer to overcome death for us, must be partaker of both natures; that, being put to death in the flesh, He might be able to quicken Himself by His own Spirit.”—Archbishop Usher (1581–1656)