NOT OUR STRIPES
“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.”
Isaiah 53:5 KJV
It is not because of us. It is not our stripes that heal us. It is the stripes of our precious Saviour. It is because Jesus was wounded for us and bruised for us that we have the privilege of being saved and going to Heaven. What unconditional love flowed from the heart of Jesus for us as He hung on the cross.
Think about it. Jesus, the Son of God, willingly left His home, His Father and all that He had to come to earth to die for our sins. If you ever doubt someone loves you and cares about you, remember the cross and all the agony and pain that Jesus endured for you. No one loves you like Jesus loves you.
Heavenly Father, we praise You and give You thanks for being a Father Who not only loves us but also protects us. Dear Father, there are many people who are lonely, hurting and in pain. Please comfort and encourage them. May they feel in their heart the love You have for them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweJanuary 20, 2017