Friday, April 22, 2011

all for you

He was beaten, he was tortured, 
but he didn't say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered 
and like a sheep being sheared, 
he took it all in silence.

Justice miscarried, and he was led off— 
and did anyone really know what was happening?

He died without a thought for his own welfare, 
beaten bloody for the sins of my people.

They buried him with the wicked, 
threw him in a grave with a rich man,
Even though he'd never hurt a soul 
or said one word that wasn't true.

Still, it's what God had in mind all along, 
to crush him with pain.

The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin 
so that he'd see life come from it—life, life, and more life. 

And God's plan will deeply prosper through 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.

Isaiah 53:7-10 The Message 

photo credit: Waiting For The Word