Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"He is despised and rejected of men"

May we ever be grateful for the Sacrifice the Savior made for us. After the Garden of Gethsemane, he went before the Jewish Leaders, then before Pilate and Herod, and finally when they found no fault with him, Pilate gave in to the cries of the Jews as they said "Crucify him, Crucify him."  In this picture, the Savior of the World is awaiting the command of his death.  But the Savior knew this would happen, and did so willingly.  

Isaiah says "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:3-5 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/53.3-5

Our Savior willingly suffered more than mortal man could suffer, and this because of his love for us.  May we turn to him, and in him find rest, for he suffered so we wouldn't have to suffer as he did.  For he is real, and still is there to comfort us.  

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Picture, awaiting the command, by Jon McNaughton

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