Linking up with Lisa Jo again this week to participate in Five Minute Friday.
Today’s word is BROKEN– ready, set go –
It is Good Friday.
And my heart is reflecting on the ways in which my Savior was broken for me.
Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.”
I don’t often consider the extreme to which Christ was broken on that day. I recently watched the whipping scene from the movie The Passion of the Christ. It is disturbing and horrifying to watch.
Christ was man. He felt the same kind of physical pain that we did. He was beaten so much and so badly that he was unrecognizable.
Broken for a sinner like me.
God knew the kind of people that would come generations after the birth of His Son. He knew we would be wicked and sinful. He said that the penalty for sin is death. Life apart from Him.
And yet He had compassion and a desire for relationship with the broken. And so he sent a “solution” to the brokenness. But it didn’t come without cost and without extreme suffering.
Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice for us….for me. Today as we remember the events of Good Friday, I too am broken. Amazed at the vast love that God had for us. And so very grateful that He loved us this deeply.
May our hearts be broken for Him in return.