oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his
mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so
he did not open his mouth.” Isaiah 53:7
really ‘heard’ this scripture…it spoke volumes
to me of the character of Jesus Christ.
I let myself
imagine what that must have felt like…to know
you were going to die a brutal death…to know you
held all power in your hands to stop it…to know
you could call and within moments be saved from
the horrible fate.
walked on in silence; never disputing what He
knew needed to be done.
one act, in my heart, sets the character of
Jesus Christ apart from any other religion.
not a boaster…He was not egotistical…He was not
high and mighty above all others.
opposite was true, in fact. “He grew up
before him like a tender shoot, and like a root
out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty
to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance
that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2
What kind of
man is this? He came into the world so
humbly, not strikingly...and He quietly laid His
very blood down for us so we wouldn’t die.
This man is Jesus Christ. Call His
name…He’s there…even in your darkest of nights.
"Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart;
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my
yoke is easy, and my burden is light."—Matthew