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Hopeful Desperation: Broken

April 18, 2014

Day 6

Today’s the day it all falls apart.

The movement.

The relationships.

The revolution.

Hope itself

What were the disciples thinking as they watched the crowds scream?

… each nail pounded into his wrists?

… his last breath…

What was Jesus feeling in that moment… the moment he bore the full weight of our sin?

All my selfishness…

… my greed…

… my pride…


Eli Eli, lema sabachthani

For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
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.
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;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. janet krohn permalink
    April 18, 2014 10:35 am

    Thank you for posting these this week.  It has been a blessing to read these as i have gone through this week leading up to Easter. 

    • thebassoflife permalink*
      April 18, 2014 1:04 pm

      Thank you, Janet! I’m glad they have been a blessing to you. That’s what I’ve been praying for this week, that in some small way this might encourage someone out there!

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