Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Our Wounded Healer

"It takes one to know one!"  We have all heard those taunts when we were young. Someone would say something unkind to another, and that person would yell that reply.   

Only when we've walked in another's shoes, can we truly understand. 

         Our Wounded Healer

He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

All we, like sheep, have gone astray
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
      ~ Isaiah 53:3-7

Truly, Jesus was WOUNDED physically and emotionally for each and every one of us.

Truly, He understands our sufferings, afflictions, physical pain, sorrows, and emotional battles because He experienced them.

And truly, He is our Healer because He allowed man to rip His flesh to shreds. 

OUR Healer - yours and mine.

Truly, Jesus is our empathetic, Wounded Healer.  There is nothing you are going through that He cannot understand or relate to. 

He knows. 

He feels. 

He understands. 

May that bring you comfort and build your faith.

Because of Him and Unto Him,


Floyd said...

Whoa. Powerful post and picture, Diane. That is the truest love the world can ever know. The sacrifice of the Father and the Son are the gut wrenching truth of true love. I grieve to ponder the lost that refuse the perfect love given to them. It was the love of God and Christ for not just us, but all of us... Sobering thoughts... Needed thoughts... God's word...

A Joyful Noise said...

And his thoughts were of you and me as he hung thre. His wounds were physical and mental and as he was rejected by his father, spiritual too - - so that we could be healed spiritually mentally and physically. Great Post and the picture is so grafic!

Anonymous said...

I'm standing on that wondrous promise for myself and others :)

Saleslady371 said...

It is always so good to hear and be reminded of the Lord's great compassion. It is beyond human understanding. My hubby lost his taste buds a few years back due to a virus. Battling a cold, I can understand the frustration of not being able to taste. Yet Jesus can understand every one of us that way. Amazing.

Martha Herden said...

He was lifted up, cheers of Praise and waving of Palms.

His heart broke while in the Garden-
facing the Trial of Agony ahead

He bore the stripes and beating for each of us.

He had so much LOVE-and asked His Heavenly Father to FORGIVE US.

Yes HE knows our Pain, suffering, and we are never alone.

Thank you Jesus for loving me.

Thank you Jesus for loving all the world.


Betty said...

Your post brought tears to my eye, joy in my heart, excitement knowing I will one day see Him face to face. I remember when the first time I thought, if I had been the only one in the world, He would have lived, died and rose again for me. That God He is a personal Savior to each of us. Blessings my friend.

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Diane,

Wow, that photo is hard to look at, isn't it? We were reading Psalm 22 today in church and talking about how scholars think Jesus was probably quoting that whole thing to himself while on the cross. So powerful to read that aloud that way.

Jennifer Dougan

Crown of Beauty said...

The wounded healer... a phrase that seems like an oxymoron, but well, it is true. He went through everything a human being could go through in a lifetime ... we only go through some of what Jesus went through, He went through it all, including being tortured, shamed, humiliated, ridiculed, falsely accused, and killed. Many times I realize I can never fathom the depths of His pain and suffering.

Thank you for sharing this today, Diane.


Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you all for all your wonderful comments and insights. There is so much to meditate on just from all your comments. Thank you!