Isaiah 53:4 and 5

Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

This passage is clearly a prophecy of Jesus, the Christ. Though absolutely innocent, he was pronounced to die by crucifixion – a horrible torturous death sentence. The perfect, sinless lamb, sacrificed for all sin for all time and the punishment HE carried for OUR sins, brought US peace. Such a gift: peace with God, hope of heaven, headed for an eternity filled with God’s love, His family, His praise.

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