“For he bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.”
The prophet Isaiah, moved by the Spirit of God, foretold what would occur many centuries later. A man “…of sorrows, and familiar with suffering” would come. A man lacking “…beauty or majesty to attract us to him.” A man “…oppressed and afflicted,” was on his way. A man like no other, Messiah was coming.
Today we look back at the man Isaiah foretold and we see Christ, God incarnate, the Son of Man, the Savior. On Friday we’ll think of what Jesus of Nazareth did for us when He gave his life upon the cross. On Sunday we’ll celebrate His resurrection from the dead. Then, on Monday, we’ll be pressed again by the stuff of life and carry on with jobs, families, dreams and headaches, and we’ll be tempted to go about it much as we did before; before Sunday, before Friday, possibly even before Isaiah’s prophecy.
But I want more! I want to know Him. I want to know the power of His resurrection. I even want to know…(and I say this a bit fearfully)…I want to know the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings. Even without fully understanding what that means exactly, I want to know it. I want to press in. I want to know Him more. And I never want to be satisfied with anything less.
Pray this will happen.