Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

'Christ on the Cross'
Eugene Delacroix, 1853
National Gallery London

"The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
    a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
    nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
    a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.

One look at him and people turned away.
    We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
    our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.

We thought he brought it on himself,
    that God was punishing him for his own failures.
 But it was our sins that did that to him,
    that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
    Through his bruises we get healed.

We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
    We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
    on him, on him."

Isaiah 53:2-6 (The Message)



Terri D said...

Praise God. Thank you, Jesus.

Vee said...

What a painting. What a scripture. What a Savior!

MadSnapper said...

awesome painting and beautiful verses

podso said...

Beautiful painting. Have a blessed Easter. He is risen!

Ruth Kelly said...

We owe Him so much. He continues to bless us and help us even though we have all sinned in one way or another.

TexWisGirl said...

holy and happy easter weekend to you.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a great painting and scripture! Happy Easter to you!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Happy Easter, my friend. xo Laura

laurie said...

Beautiful post....have a blessed Easter!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm so thankful for God's grace. Easter blessings to you.

L. D. said...

What a great painting and the ending turns out so great. Happy Easter.

Primitive Stars said...

Praise The Lord, hugs Francine.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

A poignant moment of reflection. Thank you for sharing the painting at the reading from The Message.

Beautiful. Touching. Amazing Grace.

Sending you sprigs of joy and peace,

Buttons Thoughts said...

Perfect. Hug B

Denise said...

Praise Jesus.

Anita Johnson said...

Today is Friday...but Sunday's a coming! Amen!

Suzan said...

Thank you for reminding us what Easter is about!! Bunnies are cute, but we must remember and thank God!!

NanaDiana said...

God bless you, Judy- The price has been paid in full! Beautiful words and painting! xo Diana

Amy Burzese said...

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Judy. And BTW, your new profile photo is just great.

Cynthia said...

Have a very Happy Easter!!!


J_on_tour said...

Thanks for the fresh look at this Isaiah passage, so much suffering for us.


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