Reflection: All of us need saving. There is not one of us that has not been hurt or wounded, physically or emotionally. We need a Saviour. Isaiah describes a person who willingly took the punishment of another. He did it so that others could be restored and made whole. Even though in many ways the people’s own rebellion caused their problems. The people that Isaiah was addressing were in exile. Life without Christ is also a kind of exile. Christ took on the alienation from God caused by our rebellion. He did it so we can be made whole. This passage in Isaiah is like a
signpost pointing to this work of Christ on our behalf. Using the words of this servant, Christ offers us healing and wholeness.
Questions: What areas in our lives need healing and restoration? What steps can we take to invite Christ’s healing into these areas?
Prayer: Lord, we thank you for the healing and restoration that is offered to us in Christ. Give us the courage to seek your healing and wholeness in our lives and relationships.