Good morning people who allow God to restore
(By David McCracken)
Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
His wounds, His bruises, His stripes but OUR healing. He paid the price for our wholeness. Now, as His Ambassadors, we by our stripes, bring healing to others. It is impossible to go through life without some form of woundedness. It is common to us all. But it is what you do with that woundedness that counts.
And here is the secret.
When did the wounds of Jesus become truly redemptive?
There was a process:
Firstly: The wounds were inflicted upon Him. (That is common to us all.)
Secondly: He bore them to the cross. (We take our pain to the Father and appeal to His healing and grace.)
Thirdly: He went through a dying of who He had been. (The carpenter was no more.)
Fourthly: He arose and left the grave behind, but not as He was formerly, now He was a new man