Seven hundred years before he was born, Isaiah spoke a stunningly accurate prophesy about Jesus.
Here’s my 2017 interpretation of this portion of Isaiah 53:
He was not good-looking. The pictures we have of Jesus where he looks like a movie star are totally inaccurate.
People despised him but he was used to pain and sorrow – that was his life. A lot of people ignored him and avoided him when possible.
Yet he took on more pain – the pain that was meant for us. He paid the price for our rebellion and selfishness and anger – all the sins of all the world.
Some of us were confused – we thought he had all these problems because God was punishing him. Our eyes just weren’t open to the truth.
The truth is that Jesus loved us so much that he took all of the punishment that we deserved…
so he could be our Savior…
so we could be healed.
You and I have sinned. And we keep sinning.
Have I said anything that was mean or inpatient today? Not yet – but it’s early 🙂
Have you thought of anything unkind or unforgiving today? God also knows our thoughts – that’s a tough one.
Jesus paid the price for all of our sins for all time….
so he could offer us salvation.
Thank you, Jesus!