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.
Monday, February 15
In the movie The Last Emperor, a young child is anointed as the last emperor of China. He lives a magical life of luxury with a thousand servants at his command. In one scene his brother asks him, “What happens when you do wrong?”
“When I do wrong, someone else is punished,” the boy emperor replies. To demonstrate, he breaks a jar, and one of the servants is beaten.
In coming and doing what He did, Jesus reversed that pattern.
We, the servants, do wrong, and the King gets punished.
It’s the source of our forgiveness, but it’s also an example of forgiveness for us.
Have you had to suffer unjustly?
You’re not alone.
Nor are you alone when it’s hard to forgive.
Ask for His strength to do so today.
Grace and peace,
Posted on Mon, February 15, 2016
by Chris Seidman