Seven hundred years before he was born, Isaiah spoke a stunningly accurate prophesy about Jesus.
Here’s my 2021 response to parts of Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah 53: 2-6 –
Jesus was not a good-looking man. The pictures we have of him 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 people were confused when they saw all the problems Jesus had – they thought God was punishing him. Their eyes just weren’t open to the truth.
The truth is that Jesus loves us so much that he took all of the punishment that we deserved…
so he could be our Savior…
so we could have peace…..
so we could be healed.
You and I have sinned. And we keep sinning.
Have I said anything out of frustration or lack of patience 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. For free. For eternity.
Thank you, Jesus!