Isaiah 53:5 "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed."
Today I got a paper cut... I really don't understand why such a little thing can hurt SOOOO bad... the paper cut brought to mind this verse... This verse was written LONG before Jesus even came to earth yet it is about him. (That in and of itself is amazing!) When I got this painful paper cut today I was kind of complaining about it... But my Lord and Savior Jesus took a much harder beating for me... He was pierced, crushed, punished and wounded... all for me!
What an AWESOME blessing!