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Isaiah wrote about the Messiah

who would come to earth

for a lost humanity and suffer tortures

induced by the very creation He had made.

 

He would deliver His people

from their sins by being the only sacrifice

holy and pure enough

to satisfy the righteous demands of a holy God.

 

Jesus had to become a man,

and live as a man in a world of sin.

Yet, He Himself was without sin.

 

He was to suffer the greatest agonies

and sorrows ever known to man.

He was betrayed by men he had created.

 

He suffered humiliation and

torture at their hands.

He was beaten,

had His beard plucked out,

and had a crown of thorns thrust upon His holy head.

He was spat upon and mocked.

 

Jesus suffered the horribly painful death of crucifixion.

He hung naked upon the cross,

stripped of every human dignity.

 

Heaven must have been aghast

at the barbaric treatment

given to the Creator of the universe.

 

How the heavenly host

must have watched in utter amazement,

or hid their faces

from such agonies inflicted upon God’s own Son!

 

The suffering didn’t end there,

for when He became sin’s sacrifice

every sin ever

committed came upon Jesus.

He became a cesspool of sin.

 

So vile did Jesus become that the Father,

the Holy God could not look upon Him

and turned His back upon His own Son.

This unthinkable desertion was

so heart wrenching to Jesus that He cried,

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

 

I can’t help but

think that this experience of separation from the Father

must have been the greatest of Gethsemane’s

anticipated horrors.

 

Upon the cross, Jesus cried, “It is finished,”

as He gave up the ghost and died.

What kind of love is this,

that the Father would give His Son to suffer

and die for vile sinners?

What kind of love would

cause Jesus to go to hell and suffer

it’s torments for those who deserved it?

To think that He would go to hell

so that you and I would not have to go

there is unfathomable.

 

The Lamb, the spotless Lamb of God

willingly paid the supreme price,

and He paid it in full!

He paid for your and mine salvation

with His very own blood.

His life was a ransom for all of mankind.

In return, don’t we owe Him our love ?

 

Jesus Paid it All

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim;
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

 

~Elvina Hall

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