Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

 He was despised and rejected by men;
   a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
   he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
  Surely he has borne our griefs
   and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
   smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions;
   he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his stripes we are healed.
  All we like sheep have gone astray;
   we have turned -every one- to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.
 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
 like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
   and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
   so he opened not his mouth.

 God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, 
Christ died for us
Romans 5:8

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