Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Perfect Lamb

All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. 
We have left God’s paths to follow our own. 
Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.
Isaiah 53:6



Isaiah 53, Revelation 1:12-18
My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot,
like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.
He was despised and rejected— 
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. 
He was despised, and we did not care.


But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.
And as a sheep is silent before the shearers,
he did not open his mouth.


When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.
He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest.
His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire.
His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves.
He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth.
And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.


Many blessings,

Linking up with:
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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! From the manger, to the cross to Heaven, love the photos.

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  2. I actually read that passage in Isaiah this morning's Scripture time Lisa... Such a powerful gift of love and sacrifice, all for us!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  3. Lovely! And such a great reminder that Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Easter! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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  4. Lisa,

    What a beautiful scripture from Isaiah and a great post to remind us what the reason for this season is all about.

    Blessings to you Lisa, and Merry Christmas.

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