Foundations of Our Faith Day 7: Sunday Selah
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5, ESV)
The words above were written approximately 700 years before Jesus entered this world in human form. When we read the entire chapter of Isaiah 53, we see how clearly this prophet, Isaiah, was given words to describe the future crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Scripture holds only truth, and so we see in history how prophecy was fulfilled just as God said.
As we’ve looked this week at Jesus’ crucifixion, I hope we’ve been deeply touched by what we’ve remembered. Our focus today should be one of remembrance—remembering His death on the cross and what it means to each of us who believe on Him.
As we remember Him today in worship and in taking the bread and wine, our response should be one of thanksgiving. What Jesus suffered at the hands of sinful humans was truly awful, yet the cross was the very thing necessary to give us eternal life. Spend some time this morning reflecting on the cross and all it means to you personally. Spend time in worship, thanking God for the gift of His Son, given to release us from the punishment that should have been our own.
Sunday is a day of reflection, remembrance and thanksgiving. It’s a day we set time aside to offer back to God something that shows our gratefulness and our love for Him. Let us go and praise Him, remembering all He’s accomplished for our redemption. What a good, good Father He is.