My news feed today is filled with eulogies of sadness for someone who made so many happy. How is it possible, you may wonder, for someone who had the power of laughter not to have the power to lift himself out of his own sadness? 1,538 more words
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Isaiah 53: 5-6 (NIV)
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Cutting through the distortions and mistranslations of this enigmatic text.
by Marshall Roth
The 53rd chapter of Isaiah is a beautiful, poetic song, one of the four “Servant Songs” in which the prophet describes the climactic period of world history when the Messiah will arrive and the Jewish people assume the role as the spiritual leaders of humanity. 3,106 more words