Hey everyone! I just felt like inspiring you today. Here is a thought that I read this week and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!
Jesus loved those who harmed Him, wronged Him, and even put Him on a cross to die. That’s the kind of love that Jesus wants us to have for others. He loved those who killed Him. He even said, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing,” Luke 23:34. He asked God to forgive those who were hurting Him. As Christians, He even commands us to do the same, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” Luke 6:27.
This passage from Isaiah is kind of famous but it has such meaning! Read it through carefully and know the meaning.
“He (Jesus) was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem.
Surely He took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered Him punished by God,
stricken by Him, and afflicted.
But He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on Him,
and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53
Jesus was rejected by us, but He still took our pain upon Himself so that we wouldn’t have to go through it. He did this even though we rejected Him and sinned against Him. He was pierced for our disobedience, He was crushed for our crimes and that punishment that brought us peace was on Him. By His wounds, we are healed.
I hope that that encourages you today. This is a reminder of how much God loves us. He died for us, paid the ultimate price so that we could live! I am so thankful for His love. “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15.