(Speaking hundreds of years before Christ's life and death,
essentially, for merely doing good works, for healing hurting people.
And, finally, when evil people had their way,
He was rejected and cast out as being unworthy to be considered a man.
Rejection here refers to His being completely forsaken by mankind
and, even more specifically, even by His closest friends.
to both physical and mental and emotional pain. Jesus knew all that pain.
He embraced the deepest kind of pain for our sake.
Rather than appearing as the royal King,
the Almighty Son of God that He was and is,
for our sake, Christ the Messiah chose to suffer.
He was acquainted with grief and knew pain and suffering intimately.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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