The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 53:4a
Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering,
(Jesus not only lifted our sin pain off our shoulders,
but the idea in the Hebrew is that He lifted it and carried it, bore it.
He lifted the load off our shoulders and placed it on His Own Shoulders
so that He Himself would carry the load of anguish
that infirmities and afflictions produce.
Jesus' effort was not just to remove our load
but literally to carry it Himself, a much different picture.
What He lifted off us and carried Himself are our pain and suffering,
words that in the original Hebrew refer to sicknesses and diseases of the body,
and also with the fundamental sin sicknesses and diseases brought on by sin itself.
When Jesus purposefully healed sick people, the healings were a testament
not only to His divine mission to restore people to physical health,
but were meant to be a tangible metaphor of what He offers us,
complete "healing" from the effects of sin.
The Lord still lifts both our physical and sin sicknesses off our shoulders
and invites us into His complete healing of the whole man.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,


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