"But he was hurt because of us; he suffered so. Our wrongdoing wounded and crushed him. He endured the breaking that made us whole. The injuries he suffered became our healing. We all have wandered off, like shepherdless sheep, scattered by our aimless striving and endless pursuits; The Eternal One laid on him, this silent sufferer, the sins of us all."
~Isaiah 53:5-6 The Voice
"When the time was right, the Anointed One died for all of us who were far from God,
powerless, and weak. Now it is rare to find someone willing to die for an upright person, although it’s possible that someone may give up his life for one who is truly good. But think about this: while we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed His powerful love to us in a tangible display—the Anointed One died for us."
~Romans 5:6-8 The Voice
Today (Maundy Thursday) marks the day that Christ was betrayed, condemned and on the morrow, was put to death. Christians around the world celebrate and remember through special services what Christ did for us. As horrific as it was to be crucified, it was the only way God could reconcile us to Him. Through Jesus’s blood shed for us, are we able to have an opportunity to choose life over death.
The verses from Isaiah and Romans say it all. May you ponder these words in your heart. I pray you will accept the free gift of eternal life if you haven’t already. Jesus paid the price for you!