I was reminded of a blog post I wrote almost 5 years ago, loosely on chapter 20. You can read it here.
Back then, the troubles in our nation were random shootings, namely Newtown. We thought we were beside ourselves, then, but unfortunately the world hasn’t become a better place in the last 5 years.
“We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” (20:12)
I often find myself grasping for beautiful things. Babies are still being born, Jesus is still enthroned. Instead of becoming desensitized, I’ve some how become extra sensitive and weepy, surrounding myself with all things G rated.
I’m reminded that Jesus left HEAVEN to live in the Middle East during the Roman Empire and die in one of the most excruciating executions in history. He must love us A WHOLE LOT.
“Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by Him, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:4-6)
Let’s go forth today praising Our Wonderful Beautiful Savior. He has taken our fear and the sting of death.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for His loving kindness is everlasting.” (20:21)