Seven hundred years before he was born, Isaiah spoke a stunningly accurate prophesy about Jesus.
This is one of my favorite sections of scripture so I memorized Isaiah 53: 2-6 and here are my thoughts on these verses :
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 me. The pain that was meant for you. He paid the price for our rebellion and selfishness and anger – all the sins of all the world.
Some of the people at that time were confused – they thought Jesus had all these problems because God was punishing him. Their eyes just weren’t open to the truth.
The truth is that Jesus loved all of us so much that he took the punishment that we deserved…
so he could be our Savior…
so we could have peace…..
do you want peace?
so we could be healed….
do you want healing?
You and I have sinned. And we keep sinning.
Have I said anything that sounded impatient or frustrated today? I have had any mean thoughts? Not yet – but it’s early 🙂
Have you thought of anything unkind or unforgiving today? God knows our thoughts and they are important to him – 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!