Read Isaiah 53:1-12. I was often reluctant to tell my Mum when I was hurt. Why? Because I could tell she carried that hurt in her own heart. How much more then does Jesus carry our pain and sorrow and the world’s hurts and weaknesses on the cross!
Today’s passage vividly and unmistakably describes and explains the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross. Because of the depth of the love and holiness of God, Jesus chooses the path of obedience, one that led to intense pain and terrible suffering, as he bore our pain and sorrow on that tree of death.
He took our place. He was pierced because of our rebellion. He was crushed by our sins. He was beaten so we could be made whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
On the cross, Jesus took our sin and its consequences on to himself. Jesus says to you and me, as he did the disciples at the Last Supper:
Matthew 26:26 NLT
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body”.
Let’s not be afraid to accept God’s love for us. Jesus has done everything necessary for us. We must accept the offering. It’s time to be free!
Think It Over
Think about the following:
• What spiritual wounds has Christ healed in you?