Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces he was despised, and we held him of no account.
Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Today is Good Friday...the commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus.
No tragedy...not even death...can overwhelm the love and grace of God.
But I also have more to say...LOL!
I love that scripture...it may be my very favorite of all, if such a thing were possible. My children have both committed to memory, which I wish that I could also say. Not too late, though, right?
Hope that your evening with the grands was very sweet and comforting for you all.
one little word...ReplyDelete
"it" they have both committed IT to memory.
Hi Judy...Written words of truth....Jesus had the power to lay down His life and take it up again... Your pictures are quite beautiful...you live in such a lovely place....Blessings for you and yours....Dee DeeReplyDelete
It was so good to share communion with both of you. The music was fantastic. I loved that song by Ray Boltz, The Lamb. I've been playing it for the last few days.ReplyDelete
Blessings to you and your family over the Easter Season.
Thanks for visiting even in the middle of your busy preparations. Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!ReplyDelete
Happy Easter! He has risen --- what a precious gift.ReplyDelete