This is a repost of last year’s Good Friday blog. More Holy Week related blogs can be linked to at the end of this post.
ISAIAH 53, RSV, With Comment.
Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
Very few have believed, but not the ones you might think. It is the paradox of the worldwide Christian movement.
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dryground;
he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was not gorgeous, but he is beautiful! His beauty, though, is not what draws us to him, not what makes us desire him. It is his grace that pulls us in–the grace exhibited by leaving the lush expanse of heaven to be a dry…
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