Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Scripture: Healer




Who has believed what he has heard from us?
    

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been 
revealed?
     
For he grew up before him like a young 
plant,
   
             and like a root out of dry ground;

he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
   
     and no beauty that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by men;
    

                 a man of sorrows, 

and acquainted with grief;
     and as one from whom men hide their faces

he was despised, 
                    and we esteemed him not.
Surely he has borne our griefs
                  and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,
                
                   smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    

                 he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us  peace,
    
and with his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:1-5