Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Jesus is God’s Answer to our Cry: A Meditation for Holy Week

(by Trevin Wax)

Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:4-6)

Last November, Mumbai, the largest city in India, was the target of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that killed 173 people. Two of the victims were from Brooklyn, New York - a Jewish Rabbi and his wife, both in their late 20’s. Kashmiri militants entered the rabbi’s home and slaughtered the parents. The nanny found their 2-year-old son, Moshe, sitting in a pool of his parents’ blood.

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