Isaiah 53 Prophecies of Jesus dying for our sins! What a blessed chapter! “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.” 53:3a “Surely he took or infirmities (griefs) and carried our sorrows,” v.4 Jesus, the Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He came to earth and was despised and rejected. He suffered, was pierced and crushed. He carried all of our sin. And it was “the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,” v.10 and by so doing he justified many. “For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” All this he did for me and for all mankind.
So often, we think God doesn’t care about our suffering or does not understand. Not true! Jesus was familiar with suffering and carried our sorrows. He carried the sorrow of all people who ever have or ever will live! He carried the burden of every sin, every failure, every evil committed my mankind! And he knew it was the Father’s will for him to suffer. Yet, he willingly submitted to that suffering. V.7 “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” Why? Because that is how much he loves us. He understands completely any and all suffering we face and he loves us with a complete and pure love. He knows what is waiting for us on the other side of suffering and it will be worth it all.
Jesus, thank you so much for being willing to suffer for me! I can never express enough thanks for your willingness to take my sin upon yourself and to die for me. Thank you for a gift that my mind cannot fully comprehend. Help me to give you all of my heart, my soul and my strength. Please open the eyes of us all to your inexpressible gift. May you be praised Dear Lord!