Say it loud Sunday:True Love

Though I can’t comprehend it, I know that it’s true…His PURE love poured out for his creation. I can’t add anything to what’s pasted below.

Isaiah 53:1-15 (The Message)

Isaiah 53

 1 Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this? 2-6The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
   a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
   nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
   a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
   We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
   our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
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 him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
   Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve 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. 7-9He was beaten, he was tortured,
   but he didn’t say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered
   and like a sheep being sheared,
   he took it all in silence.
Justice miscarried, and he was led off—
   and did anyone really know what was happening?
He died without a thought for his own welfare,
   beaten bloody for the sins of my people.
They buried him with the wicked,
   threw him in a grave with a rich man,
Even though he’d never hurt a soul
   or said one word that wasn’t true. 10Still, it’s what God had in mind all along,
   to crush him with pain.
The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin
   so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life.
   And God’s plan will deeply prosper through him. 11-12Out of that terrible travail of soul,
   he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it.
Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant,
   will make many “righteous ones,”
   as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Therefore I’ll reward him extravagantly—
   the best of everything, the highest honors—
Because he looked death in the face and didn’t flinch,
   because he embraced the company of the lowest.
He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many,
   he took up the cause of all the black sheep.

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6 thoughts on “Say it loud Sunday:True Love

  1. Oh, I cannot even imagine the depth of His love … but when I think of my children, and use the parental analogy, I come a smidgen closer. He loved us so much that He died for us.

    That is a powerful passage.

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  2. We have no real concept of this LOVE. The Scripture that came to mind is: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 (cf Isaiah 64:4) This speaks of the wisdom of God, but in His wisdom He did what no man can do, and that is that Jesus became Sin and died for us in order for us to become His Righteousness! What greater love is there than this, that He should die for us? Amazing Love, amazing grace.

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  3. I wonder what he really looked like. All the pictures that we see, and conjure up of him, he is beautiful with flowly hair, sinewy arms, beard and mustache.

    What an awesome post. He is amazing, in everything he does. Truly amazing.

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