Pastor Tim Romero
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Isaiah 53:12b (ESV): "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."Once in a while, we hear stories about how someone who has made it in the world shares their success with others but never do we hear of someone taking on the failures of others so they could be successful. That is exactly what Jesus has done for us. He bore our iniquity and shame so we could stand justified before the Father.
In chapter 53 Isaiah pens perhaps the most profound prophetic declaration ever made, that the Messiah would be pierced for our transgressions, and crushed for our iniquities. He would be despised and rejected and beaten beyond recognition. His countrymen would esteem Him not! Strikingly, it was the will of the Lord to crush Him, to put Him to grief, so that He could make intercession for sinners. What a Savior we have in Jesus!
I wonder if you feel as cherished and loved by God as you are. Think about this, He sent His Son on a suicide mission to rescue your soul. The crazy thing is Jesus willingly accepted the role and poured out His soul to death so those who put their faith in Him could be saved. He became like us, bore all our sins and failures on the Cross so we could be with Him for all of eternity. If that doesn't say "I love you", I don't know what would. You're special and cherished by God. He loves you more than you could ever imagine. Give Him your life, it's the only way to say thank you, amen?
Father, what an amazing love story we find in the Gospel. You are beyond head over heels for us and for that we are thankful. You love us with all that You are at our worst as much as You do at our best. Forgive our sins today. Cleanse us from the filth of this flesh and world. May our lives reflect the gratitude of our hearts as we say Thank You for all that You have done in Jesus' name we pray, amen.