Can you believe January has already come and gone I celebrated my birthday this month and for me, it’s always a time to reflect on the year that just passed. When I focus on the wait and disappointments that come with, I can start to have a “what about me” attitude. Just when I think of complaining, that sweet conviction sets in.
Our sweet Jesus was innocent. He was born for us alone. There was no other reason for His existence. In the short time He had on earth, He was rejected by those He loved, mocked and then tortured so that we would live free.
He was looked down on and passed over,a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.One look at Him and people turned away.But the fact is, it wasourpains he carried –ourdisfigurements, all the things wrong withus.We thought he brought it on Himself,that God was punishing Him for His own failures.But it was our sins that did that to Him,that ripped and tore and crushed Himour sins!
How can we complain He is the one that loves us more than anyone is capable of and always has time for us. He who was tortured for us and yet even in our sin still gives us favor and good gifts.
He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through His bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep whove wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on Him, on Him. His appearance was disfigured; His form once glorious was marred until it hardly seemed human.” -Isaiah 53
This is why we need to wake up each morning and give thanks. Not for what he has recently done but for what He has already done on that cross. If He never does another thing, never answers another prayer, He is still worthy.
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