Is there any value to Christmas apart from corporate conglomerate profits and consumer spending? Of course! Gift exchanging, merry making, and clever of indoor and outdoor decorations. And accompanied, by all those delicious Christmas dinners. With plenty left overs for days to come.
With the heavens through the personage of God the Father responding with two very intriguing questions. Who has believed our report? And to whom is the way of the LORD revealed? With both questions being answered as follows.
For He shall grow up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no appearance of attractiveness; and when see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He becomes a person who is rejected by society. And a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
People hid their faces from Him, and they despised Him showing no respect.
Through it all, He never abandoned His mission. By always being willing to bear personal griefs. By making their sorrows His personal griefs. Nevertheless, no one showed Him any sympathy. Instead they found Him to be offensive, and thereby, punished by God. Society failed to grasp that He was experiencing all of that because of societies transgressions against God. They failed to understand that by those very stripes, they were spared their rightful suffering, and punishment, and were healed.
Discussion developed using the texts found in Isaiah 53:1-5.
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