October 29, 2009
At the Cross
He came to his own, but his own did not receive him.
He was despised and rejected; full of grief and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom people hide their faces, we didn't consider him to be worth anything.
But it was for us he was wounded and crushed; he took the pain by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are healed and made whole.
For we are all God's children (sperma/offspring), through faith in Christ Jesus.
He is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you, and will not take away his help from you or give you up: He will never abandon you, so have no fear.
(John 1:11; Isaiah 53:3,5; Galatians 3:26; Deuteronomy 31:8)