We went to a Good Friday service today. It was called “An Hour at the Cross”, looking at Psalm 22. It put me in quite a contemplative mood… well, that and having to study for the Moore Course exam we’re doing tomorrow morning! So I thought I’d post something up contemplative.
Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.Isaiah 53:1-5
Some interesting verses to think about over the Easter period!
I’ve got a new book in the post called Pierced for Our Transgressions which will also make interesting Easter reading. Hope you have a good one! I’ll update again soon.