Submitted by Julie of Collar Topia and Sew Twisted In Stitches

Isaiah 53 (CE Version)
3 He was hated and rejected;
his life was filled with sorrow
and terrible suffering.
No one wanted to look at him.
We despised him and said,
“He is a nobody!”

Kelly Bermudez Art and Visual Devotions

4 He suffered and endured
great pain for us,
but we thought his suffering
was punishment from God.
5  He was wounded and crushed
because of our sins;
by taking our punishment,
he made us completely well.

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6  All of us were like sheep
that had wandered off.
We had each gone our own way,
but the [Lord] gave him
the punishment we deserved.

7   He was painfully abused,
but he did not complain.
He was silent like a lamb
being led to the butcher,
as quiet as a sheep
having its wool cut off.
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8 He was condemned to death
without a fair trial.
Who could have imagined
what would happen to him?
His life was taken away
because of the sinful things
my people had done.

Totally Crosses
9  He wasn't dishonest or violent,
but he was buried in a tomb
among cruel, rich people.t
10 The [Lord] decided his servant
would suffer as a sacrifice
to take away the sin
and guilt of others.
Now the servant will live
to see his own descendants.t
He did everything
the [Lord] had planned.

Shirin Mackeson

11 By suffering, the servant
will learn the true meaning
of obeying the [Lord].
Although he is innocent,
he will take the punishment
for the sins of others,
so that many of them
will no longer be guilty.

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12  The [Lord] will reward him
with honor and power
for sacrificing his life.
Others thought he was a sinner,
but he suffered for our sins
and asked God to forgive us.

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Comments (5)

On April 6, 2012 at 6:33 AM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I sat in church today really missing my dad but so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and, that my dad was a firm believer in this truth.

Thank you Julie for sharing these wonderful verses from Isaiah and these great CAST finds - I especially love the Totally Crosses cross.

On April 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

This is so beautiful and meaningful.

Thank you so much for posting this for us.


On April 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM , pfd said...

I have read these verses almost daily this week and each time I am in awe.

On April 7, 2012 at 7:57 AM , Joyce Butler said...

The best time of the year for us Christians.

On April 7, 2012 at 9:21 AM , luvncrafts said...

Beautiful post and items!