Isaiah 53:4-6 NIV
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. [5] 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. [6] We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

As a parent there have been times when I’ve seen my children suffering and wished that I could take the suffering from them, suffer in their place even, so that they didn’t need to. In some small way this reflects what The Suffering Servant did, field in Isaiah, made flesh in Jesus. He embraced our suffering and brokenness as enabled by the Father and Spirit, even that caused by our own sinfulness, so that through his loving sacrifice we could be healed.

Words are never enough to express our debt of love to God’s love shown to us through this living act of the Trinity, but take some time to express it as best you can.

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