Music for September 14
Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
That which was taken on by Jesus at the cross is staggeringly immense. He bore our griefs, our sickness. He carried our sorrows, our pains. He was stricken, made undesirable and struck down by His own Father. He was pierced, wounded, crushed and scourged so that we could be cleansed and freed from our sins. Jesus is the only sacrifice that would suffice for our atonement to God. Because of His righteousness and his blood we can build our hope upon Christ and wholly trust in His name. There is power in the cross of Christ. We have nothing to fear since Jesus has set us free! What a joy it is to know that we get to praise Him forever!
The Power of the Cross
Now Why This Fear