“He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care” (Isaiah 53:3).
I wonder how many times in the Old Testament it said Israel did not listen. The words “stubborn” or “hard hearted” people come to mind. Isaiah is my favorite book of the Bible simple for its rich prophecy and promises. My confidence in Jesus Christ comes from knowing the probability of Him fulfilling even a few of the promises found in that book is impossible–and yet He fulfilled them all. For all you apologetic majors–how many was that exactly?
Question: What is it about Easter season that you find most difficult to believe?
Is it in the cross? Jesus’ ministry here on earth? Perhaps his death and resurrection? Or maybe even going back to the virgin birth.
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it” (Isaiah 30:15).
I crave your rest and salvation that is found only in You. Don’t let me say goodbye to You simple because I cannot rest in my knowledge or lack thereof. Help me to take my doubts to the foot of the cross and show me what I’m missing, Lord. Help me in my unbelief, I pray! Amen.