Friday, April 14, 2017


Is. 53:5  But he was wounded and crushed for our sins.  He was beaten that we might have peace.  He was whipped, and we were healed!

       Jesus was wounded and crushed for our sins, your sins and mine.  He loves us so much that He did for us what we, nor anyone else could ever do; He satisfied God’s wrath for our sins.   He fulfilled the demands of God’s law that life had to be given to atone for sin.  His blood alone was satisfactory to God to wash away our sins since He never sinned in thought or deed. 

       Jesus was beaten so that we might have peace.  Jesus suffered in two ways on the cross.  He suffered the excruciating pain of being beaten to a pulp with whips, had a crown of thorns jammed down on His head, and was nailed to a cross.  His body was so broken and racked with pain that we can only feebly imagine what it must have been like.  He knew first hand just how cruel man can be in meting out physical pain.

      As unimaginable as the physical pain that Jesus endured was, I believe He suffered far more spiritually.  He took upon himself our sins, and not just our sins, but the sins of all humanity for all time.  He took all our guilt and shame upon himself.  He took upon himself the full wrath of God against us for our sins.  There was a darkness that overshadowed the Lord, a darkness so great that darkness filled the earth for three hours in the middle of the day.  Time stood still as God hid His Son from gazing eyes.  Jesus paid the price for our salvation all alone, no one could help Him, not even the angels.  The agony of bearing our sins was so great that God himself could not look at Him or help Him.  

        Jesus did what only He could do.  He suffered, bled, and died for our sins.  He opened up the gateway to the throne of God and made it possible for us to be healed.  He heals the brokenhearted, the shattered life, and the worst of sinners.  Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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