today when doing my Women’s bible study I ended up reading Isaiah 52-53 and it was pretty brutal. it talks about what Christ looked like after being punished for trumped up claims, and also that though we so often seem to misunderstand what was taking place he died for what WE have done, he was spotless, there wasn’t sin IN him and yet he paid for ALL of our sin, covered each drop, not one was misplaced or forgotten. How easy it is to think of the cross being a semi grisly event and not come to know that it was disgusting and painful as a way to die, but then the WEIGHT of God’s wrath was visited upon Christ, who was the ONLY one who could stand it (we as humanity would have been annihilated in a moment) and emerged victorious in the end. Lord thank you for this reminder as I walk towards EASTER time and attempting to wrap my head around the agony you endured on my behalf and the love you had for me that led you to say yes to this, and the love you have for all of your created humankind. thank you Jesus.