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Isaiah 53:4-5


April 3, 2015 Good Friday is, and is meant to be, so dark and morbid, but I just could not make my mind go there today, so I wanted to keep this image simple as if I were just doodling on a piece of paper my thoughts.

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The above images created March 11 - 18, 2023.

53:4 Jesus borne (past tense, already did for us) (carried the weight of, endured) our (plural because He did it for all) griefs and sorrows (usually for death). Our death (eternal separation from God) was borne by Jesus when He was on the cross. We esteem (greatly respect) Jesus for being stricken (oh, the blood of Jesus), smitten (heavy blow or strike) by God (the Father gave His only Son), and afflicted (pain and suffering). Jesus did this for me. A sacrifice for me. I feel like I might feel if someone pushed me away from an oncoming car to save me from harm while He took the hard strike, blow, all bloody, and full of pain for me. Shock is that emotion. Jaw-dropping. Unable to move a muscle as I look on. Dumbfounded is another feeling because I do not deserve it, yet the choice was made for by another. (dated March 2, 2022, Ash Wednesday)

53:5 Jesus was pierced (punctured, put a hole in, and blood runs out) for our (Jesus did not sin, He did it for man) transgressions (stepping across the boundaries of God's commandments); crushed (emotional pressure until broken) for our iniquities (sin, offenses, misdeed); chastisement (beating, blows), His wounds brought peace (a calm heart that knows forgiveness) and we are healed (sins forgiven).

John 19:33-34 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 

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