(verse of the week)
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
yet we considered Him stricken, smitten by God 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. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. . .because he poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53.4-6,12 sel.)
Lord, help me to pause from the busyness of life and appreciate the great sacrifice of love you gave on Calvary. Help me to lean into your grace and love. May the Easter miracle become new again in my life and may I share your love with others near and far, through your power and to your glory, amen.
Let us celebrate the joy of Easter together!—Pastor TJ
(quote of the week)
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us—St Augustine