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Day 105/365

“MY GOD, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but You answer not; and by night I am not silent or find no rest.” (Psalm‬ ‭22:1-2‬ ‭AMPC‬‬)


Before I ever invited Jesus into my heart, I used to think that GOD was someone to steer clear of, after all when Jesus cried out the above words while hanging on that terrible cross, nothing happened - right? (Psalm Matt 27:46).


Wrong! Until Jesus explained it to us, we all got it wrong!


“… Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this? … We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures.


But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!

He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.” (Isaiah‬ ‭53:1-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬)


And GOD didn’t turn his back and dump him… “Out of that terrible travail of soul, he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many “righteous ones,” as he himself carries the burden of their sins. Therefore I’ll reward him extravagantly— the best of everything, the highest honors— Because he looked death in the face and didn’t flinch, because he embraced the company of the lowest. He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many, he took up the cause of all the black sheep.” (Isaiah‬ ‭53:11-12‬ ‭MSG‬‬)


Indeed, all the black sheep cry out that it’s a very Good Friday ❤️🙏🏻❤️

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