Wounds for A Weary World
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was PIERCED for our transgressions; He was CRUSHED for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him and
By his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? – Isaiah 53:3-8
Our wounds are deep. We continue to dig deeper. Is there hope? Absolutely without a doubt.
For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16