Many thanks to all who helped at yesterday’s Palm Sunday: SHINE! – a great success!
Isaiah 53:1-9 NIV
 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?  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.
 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.  Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.  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.  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 we go through this week leading up to Easter lets “set our hearts on Jesus” and allow him to be the centre of our meditation – he was pierced for our transgressions………wounded for our healing….let these words float in our mind today.
Lord Jesus, you went through all that for me?…for love of me?