I have met many a person, myself included, walking around, feeling unloved, not special, not good enough. But, when I look at this scripture, Isaiah 53: 1 – 5 , all I see is love and how much an amazing, awesome, powerful, mighty, kind, devoted, ever-loving God thinks about me!
Isaiah 53: 1 – 5
Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?
My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.
He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
This is what Jesus did, so that I can be free, free to worship Him, free to live, free to accept His love and to love Him and others in return. Even when we turned our backs on him and looked the other way, he still loved us. Remember that he was beaten so we could be made whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
What is salvation? Salvation is the deliverance from sin, God’s way and plan of delivering us from sin and death.
So the next time you feel you’re not good enough – remember the price of salvation, for it was a heavy one.
May God continue to open our eyes to see His goodness in the land of the living.