isaiah 53 and lent

does it ever blow your mind that the prophets of the old testament talked about Jesus before Jesus was born, before He did anything, before He died for us?  that those prophets prophesied exactly WHAT Jesus would do? that this was His plan all along? sometimes i am just in awe of the glory of God. this past week we’ve been reading a lot of Isaiah 53 in the She Reads Truth study and i am just struck at how it speaks exactly to Jesus, God’s servant and son.

Isaiah 53:4-12

Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
 And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors.

what do you all think of that?!

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with lent being almost done, i’m almost done with taking a thankful picture a day. in some ways this is sad, and i want to try to keep up the practice. in other ways i’m relieved that the pressure is off. hee hee.

  • day 35-i was SO blessed to get to go the Night to Breathe conference with Sarah Mae. it was so inspiring and i still feel like i am trying to process what i learned. i tried to just soak it all in! {two pics yes, because 1 was a stalker photo of Sarah Mae and the other was of the beautiful table decorations}
  • day 36- OH.MY.GOODNESS. little miss sweet pea was hard to handle on this day. she was as busy as ever and as loud as ever and i just wanted a couple moments of peace and quiet. i think when Husbuddy got home that night i handed her over and went and laid down for a ten minutes. i’m telling you, you can tell she’s a little rascal sitting in the pantry with one sock on and one off and the look she’s giving me… oi! i was tempted to shut the door and finish my baking in peace. hee hee. but i’m THANKFUL for these moments… i think.
  • day 37- little miss independent. she has such a fun, adventurous spirit and i am so thankful for that. she is also SUCH a daredevil. i barely would make it to the bottom of the slide to catch her most time. she wanted to go headfirst most of the time too. HA.
  • day 38- sometimes i catch my breath in amazement that i live here in Amish country! seeing 6 horses pull -whatever this is- multiple times on my way to church still surprises me and makes me smile. it was such a beautiful spring day today!

lent day 35 lent day 35a lent day 36 day 37 lent day 37a

lent day 38

xoxo-kimberly renee

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One Response to isaiah 53 and lent

  1. Sherri Brown April 3, 2015 at 7:20 am #

    Thank you for the scripture this morning! I love the picture of Sophia on the playground. Both are cute, but the one of her walking with her little arms out to the side is precious. Such purpose in what she does!! Oh, the Amish contraption is a slurry wagon. Filled with wet manure that they spread on the field – fun huh? Have a great day!

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