Lenten Meditation–Surely

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Surely, he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows.  Isaiah 53:4

Weighed down by life, we sometimes cry for relief from the burden we carry.  This is such a part of the human condition that the cry even came from Jesus Himself:  “Take this cup from me”.   Even He needed help to carry the cross to the hill;  another was needed to bear His heavy load for Him.

So He knows there are times we cannot bear it alone because He has felt overwhelmed too.  He knows what it means for someone to come alongside and share the burden.  He knows what we need even before we need it.  He has borne for us and carried for us.

Surely.  We know this with utter confidence and certainty.  It is so.