Chapter 53 of Isaiah gives a prophecy of the sufferings of our Savior.  The purpose of these sufferings are credited to us.  “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isa 53:5)  In his sermon at Pentecost, Peter let the Jews know what they had done by fulfilling this prophecy.  “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”  Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” (Act 2:36-37)  If we truly consider the magnitude of the sacrifice and the pain that He went thru for each one of us, we should also be cut to the heart and ask the same question, “what shall we do” to serve Him.

Today’s reading: Isaiah 51-55