Thursday, April 02, 2009

2009 Lenten Devotional and Prayer Guide

April 2

 

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.”   (Isaiah 53:3)

 

All I could think in reading this verse was how often people in our own community are treated this way. They are called dregs, outcasts, homeless, and sinners. They are thought of as having a lesser status than everyone else, somehow making their lives and needs less valuable. When I read Isaiah’s description of the ways Jesus was mistreated, I’m ashamed for so often we Christians find it easier to hide our faces than to reach out. [Written by: Billie]

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