Lent Journey – Good Friday

communion02-300x225LENT: GOOD FRIDAY

Our lent journey has been one of returning, seeking, hearing and learning. Let us not be desensitized and turn our faces away from Jesus, the Suffering Servant. The punishment that was on Him brought us peace.
‘He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, 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.
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.’ -Isaiah 53:2-5, 12 (written 600 years before the death of Jesus)
Pam Ferreira