OUR FATHER WHO GAVE US A SAVIOUR
Isaiah chapter 53 verse 4 ( x 14 ) says this;
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
This profound messianic prophecy written by the prophet Isaiah foretold of the promised saviour who would arise in Israel.
This saviour would not present Himself as a triumphant King but rather, would be a suffering and tormented servant who would be subjected to pain and suffering.
Even though He willingly took on this severe punishment for our sake to pay for our iniquity, he was thought to be stricken and afflicted by God.
Our great tragedy is that our God visited us and we did not recognize Him. Instead, we despised and rejected Him. Instead of honoring the one who came to save us, we held Him in low esteem and His time with us was one of sorrow.
But our Father in heaven promised our Lord that His suffering would bring a great harvest of righteousness. As Isaiah chapter 53 verse 11 says;
After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.
Let us humbly give thanks to our God who paid so costly a price for our salvation and that we were granted the knowledge of Him who would justify us.