Friday, April 10, 2009

The Father's Tender Plant


Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Surely He has born 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 bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by 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.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgement, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked --- but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. . . . He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:1-10, 12, NKJV




13 comments:

  1. Andrea,
    Blessings to you today and always.
    Deanna

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  2. I will never cease to be amazed by our Lord's great love and sacrifice for us!

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  3. I thank God for His great mercy to us and for the gift of His Son... so wonderful to contemplate on His astounding love!

    God bless you and may you have a beautiful Easter!

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  4. Awesome post...I love reading that particular passage!

    Your blog is such a nice place to visit!

    I've got a giveaway I've started today and thought you and your readers might like to participate.

    Have an awesome day!☼

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  5. Oh...I just now realized yours is the blog where I got the recipe for the buttery biscuit rolls...I made them the other night and posted it on my blog but could not for the life of me find the blog where I got the recipe.

    They were great!!☺

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  6. Hi Andrea,

    This is my favorite passage from Isaiah! :)

    You asked about the pink flowered tree...it is called a Redbud around here. I think they should have named it a pinkbud myself. :)

    The Tea Room was good but they don't serve meat and I'm not really used to that. I got hungry again soon after we ate. LOL But we did enjoy the time there and I'll probably do a post on it tomorrow.

    Hugs & Blessings,

    ~Katherine~

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  7. Little did Isaiah know when penning those words that they would bless people down through the ages, and that you'd use them to bless us again this day. But God knew. Thank you.

    Kathleen

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  8. The scriptures, slides and the beautiful sound effects and music was beautifully done and this is a great site to contemplate visually the way of the cross. You minister beautifully to us, Andrea.

    May you and your family enjoy your celebration of our risen Lord.

    Love,
    Mary

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  9. The words of Isaiah live on...

    I shared with my Mr.AGPMan your Post that included the writings of CSLewis. I want you to know he is using some of his words tomorrow as we minister in song to His Flock...

    Thank you for sharing your faith and love. I'm inspired to press on...

    Love to you and yours,

    Rebecca

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  10. What wonderful words as we head into the day of celebrating His resurrection:)

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  11. a worthy pause...

    love the music today! Dance then wherever you may be...

    Dancing this week~elaine

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  12. Wonderful scripture reference! The pictures from "The Passion" never fail to grip my heart, no matter how often I see them...

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In the Wonderful Love of Christ our Savior,

Andrea