If I ascend to heaven, you are there! I believe that only Your grace through Your perfect life, death, and resurrection can save me, as I accept your gift of eternal life. They find quiet rest in the loving Shepherd of Israel, who smiles at children, heals the sick, feeds the hungry, and speaks softly of a kingdom not of this world. For some the image represented the two natures of Christ — he was dead as a man, but alive as God. He sat there, in the brokenness, in the grief, in the pain, and in the confusion. Admit where you are and express to him what you need. It is remarkable Jesus is not mentioned as having ever suffered under sickness. Not to mention that one of his inner-circle betrayed him in the end for 30 pieces of silver.
Physically, for instance, pain signals unseen trouble, and it helps caring mothers and physicians pinpoint the problem. It is the only explanation why Jesus Christ came to earth, and it is the explanation of the grief and sorrow of life. I accept Your forgiveness, and I claim Your grace. You face an uncertain future—all alone. It is God who justifies. He was a man well acquainted with sorrow, and the heaviness of the human heart.
They resist embracing His inconceivable pain—His excruciating humiliation, that culminated in a horrible death at the hands of unjust men bent on cursing, cruelty, misery, and murder. Today, I come to You Lord Jesus , believing that You died for me and that You rose from the dead. חֹ֑לִי ḥō·lî Noun - masculine singular Malady, anxiety, calamity Like one from whom men hide וּכְמַסְתֵּ֤ר ū·ḵə·mas·têr Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k Noun - masculine singular construct A hider, a hiding, aversion their faces, פָּנִים֙ pā·nîm Noun - masculine plural The face He was despised, נִבְזֶ֖ה niḇ·zeh Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular To disesteem and we esteemed חֲשַׁבְנֻֽהוּ׃ ḥă·šaḇ·nu·hū Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural third person masculine singular To think, account Him not. People of all ages, cultures, and races have looked on in alarm and disbelief as vivid scenes from the sacred story relentlessly rolled on, growing increasingly more bloody and intense. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; by His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities. He was like someone people turned away from; he was despised, and we didn't value him.
He has met me in my own Gethsemanes, and He will do so again and again and yet again. Jesus understands better than anyone the silent cries of your internal pain. He welcomed conflict because His grace was, is, and will always be sufficient enough for all of ourselves, including and maybe even, especially for the parts marred by brokenness and mess. It paints the reality of the life Christ lived in stark and painful terms. To be available and to support. Keble, Sermons for Holy Week, p. Still, pain does have its benefits.
People laughed and scorned him. He came and clothed himself in our very skin. By on June 26, 2009 in , A book arrived in the mail last week, unsolicited by me. No one wanted to look at him. As his person was without attraction, so the treatment he received corresponded to it. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. It moves me to thanksgiving, despite what I feel in life, or in myself.
Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. We had been leading up to this disagreement in increments and I had been blind as to just how deep the cracks in our friendship went. To hold fast the fulfilment of this prophecy of the Suffering Servant in Jesus it is not necessary to deny its reference to Israel. Hengstenberg, Koppe, and Ammon, suppose that the figure is taken from the leprosy, which was not only one of the most severe of all diseases, but was in a special manner regarded as a divine judgment. He was to be a Man of sorrows.
Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. It means usually, to cease, to desist from, to leave, to let alone see 1 Kings 22:6-15; Job 7:15; Job 10:20; Isaiah 2:22. Such a one as this can hardly be the one who can set us free from that most pervasive of all human bondages: sin, and all its consequences. A lot of anger and grief and despair churned in my heart. By the 13th century it was becoming common in the West as a devotional image for contemplation, in sculpture, painting and manuscripts. Because up close, under a microscope, the pain network is seen in an entirely different light.
Sometimes the weight of that last thought is too much. You see only the unrelenting, frightening, thick darkness. Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. A miraculous Byzantine of it is known as the Imago Pietatis or Christ of Pity.
He was despised as one from whom men hide their face; and we didn't respect him. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Jesus had known for thirty-three years that the cup of suffering would come. This had been the crowning sorrow of the righteous sufferer of the Old Testament Job 17:15; Job 19:14. The is an image of the with Christ, often diminutive, as Man of Sorrows, supported by his Father. That voice has been confessing Alexander Maclaren— Expositions of Holy Scripture 'Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. No one stays closer than Christ. He was despised, and we esteemed him not: here are divers words expressing the same thing, to signify both the utmost degree of contempt, and how strange and wonderful a thing it was, that so excellent a person should be so despised.
This might either arise from a sight of his sufferings, as being so offensive that they would turn away in pain - as in the case of a leper; or it might be, that he was so much an object of contempt, and so unlike what they expected, that they would hide their faces and turn away in scorn. No one understands, I thought bitterly. Being the Man of Sorrows that he was, He understands and identifies with our deepest hurts and struggles. One writer believed the primary meaning is that the Servant would provoke abhorrence. Your best friends may fail you. Physically, no one comforts better than Christ.