I read about an incredible sacrifice today... a sacrifice of love.
"He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces.
"Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him to be stricken by God, smitten by him and afflicted.
"But he was pierced for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
"We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each has turned to his own way; and the Lord as laid on him the iniquity of us all.
"He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.. . . .
"After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied;by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. He bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
The words of this amazing sacrifice come from the OLD TESTAMENT book of the BIBLE in Isaiah Ch.53.
They were written hundreds and hundreds of years before the NEW TESTAMENT was written.
When you read it you will see for yourself...That's Jesus. He was the one God chose to die in our place to wash us clean from all our sins! That's why he willingly gave himself to the horrors of the cross. What incredible love!