Week 30   Day 4

 

This passage is so powerful

            probably because of

            the undeserved suffering 

We identify times of our lives

            when we were

            ugly in appearance

            rejected 

            when sorrow overwhelmed us

We too have been a tender plant 

            a root out of dry ground 

 

This unlovely servant

            took our miseries

            and sorrows

            upon himself 

There are many awful words 

            despised

            smitten 

            wounded  

            oppressed 

            cut off 

Yet by his stripes we are healed 

 

The thought of someone else

            taking our suffering

            and enduring it in our place 

            moves us 

 

In these verses we see

            a description of Jesus

            in the events leading up to

            his crucifixion

 

Amazing love and can it be!

Unlovely servant??

            beautiful would be

            a better adjective.

 

 

 

                              THE WOUNDED HEALER
    He intervened and took the blows meant for us all.
                                              Isaiah 53

 

     1Who has believed our report? 

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

2For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,

As a root out of dry ground.  He has no form or comeliness;

When we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.

    3He is despised and rejected by men,

A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;

He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;

Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.

    5But He was wounded and bruised for our transgressions,

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes we are healed.

6All we like sheep have gone astray;

We have turned, every one, to his own way;

And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

     7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,

Yet He opened not His mouth;

He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,

Like a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.

    8He was taken from prison and from judgment,

And who will declare His generation?

He was cut off from the land of the living;

For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

9They made His grave with the wicked--

But with the rich at His death,

Because He has done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

    10Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief.

When You make His soul an offering for sin,

He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,

And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

11He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.

By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,

For He shall bear their iniquities.

    12Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,

And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,

Because He poured out His soul unto death,

He was numbered with the transgressors,

He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for them.
          This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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