How grateful I am for the cross of Jesus. There has never been greater love than for Him to give His life as a ransom for our sins. Our beloved Lord and Savior was “despised and rejected of men” but His love never failed. Though “we hid as it were our faces from him”, He never stopped loving us. In our iniquity “he was despised, and we esteemed him not”. Our cares were greater than His. In all this, the Lord “hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows”. He took on all our pains. “He was wounded for our transgressions”. Jesus, the Savior of the world, paid our debt. We are set free for Jesus “was bruised for our iniquities”. We no longer have to suffer for He did it all. Come unto Him and offer your lives to Him, this day. Through “his stripes we are healed.” He took a beating for us, that we might be redeemed. Through the death of Jesus Christ, on Calvary, we die to our sins. Through His resurrection, we are made alive through Him. Call out to Jesus and thank Him for the cross. Call upon His Name in repentance and you will be forgiven. His mercy will be upon You. How amazing is the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. He surely deserves all our praise and honor. We would be so lost if He hadn’t stepped in for our cause. Hallelujah, for there is salvation through Jesus.
Thank You Lord for bearing my sins on the cross. You made a way that I might have a new life. Though my life was so wicked, You took it all on Your shoulders. You felt all my shame and guilt. With each stripe you felt all my pains that sin has inflicted upon my life. I am so sorry for You to have felt that, Lord. Please forgive me for inflicting You with all my iniquities. I fall down at Your feet, Lord, in reverence to Your Holy Name. You are my Lord and King. Heal me of all my sins. Change my life from the inside out. Lead me to Your love. I am so grateful for Your sacrifice. Help me to have this same love in my heart for one another. Let Your kindness reign down into my life. As You have shown great love for me, let me love my neighbor the same . You are my greatest example of compassion. Though it pained You to be away from the Father to take on the sins of the world You did it freely. You saw our need for a Savior and our debt was paid. I know that I can never match your great kindness but help me to be like You, Lord. I offer my life to You, Jesus. Everything I have is for You. Have Your way in my life. Use me to do Your will. I sing praises to Your Holy Name. My heart cries out in thankfulness for what You’ve done. Words cannot express my gratitude for the cross. I love You.
Isaiah 53:3-5 (KJV)
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Artist: Darlene Zschech
Album: Extravagant Worship
Song: Perfect Love (Mary’s Song)