“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.” Isaiah 53:3

Why did God allow this to happen?  How can a loving God cause so much pain to those He loves?  Why do we have to go through this?  Where is God?  These questions pepper our lives with feelings of abandonment, fear, depression and much more. Every day we’re confronted with evil.  There are wars, rumors of wars, destruction, hatred, inhumanity and it seems never to end.  It’s impossible at times, to believe that God is even listening to us.

Our Savior, Jesus, went through every physical, emotional and spiritual trial that we experience.  Yet He never sinned, because He was true God as well as true man.  Think about that.  Our God could’ve simply wiped out the devil at the start, but because of His love for us, He took on flesh and blood and suffered right along with us.  Not only that, His suffering took away every sin from our blackened souls.

The word empathy is derived from the Ancient Greek word empatheia, meaning “physical affection or passion.  The dictionary definition refers to empathy as being able to relate to another’s dilemma, because you have also experienced the same difficulties. From the day of His conception, Jesus knew the human experience first-hand.  He suffered poverty – watched His friends and family struggle through it – endured growing pains, bumps and bruises as a boy.  He knew what it was to be hungry and poor.  He felt the pangs of Satan’s temptation, and yet He never succumbed to its lure by sinning.  He was homeless, hungry, downcast, but never without the presence of His heavenly Father.

It was all part of the plan mapped out by God, in the Garden of Eden.  It was a masterful plan, designed with the greatest love and compassion for those He created in His own image.  He took our place.  He came into the world in a flurry of controversy.  He was cruelly beaten and suffered a horrific death, so we wouldn’t have to.  He paid the ultimate price for our salvation. This is one of the most wonderful mysteries of the Bible.  God loves us beyond measure.  He doesn’t want us to suffer, be anxious, go through Cancer or die.  He wants us to have a perfect life and He’s accomplished that through His Son, Jesus.

We rejected Him.  We were responsible for His death.  We caused His blood to pour out.  We continue to do so when we forget that He has perfect empathy for us, because He lived life and suffered death.  Now we are assured of eternal life.  Just as He overcame death, we will also. The perfect life is waiting for us beyond the grave.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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10 Responses to A MAN OF SORROWS

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I will write soon, when I feel up to it, about my prayer the day before my wife died. I kept saying “Oh, Lord, Please.” God knew my mixed emotions. I wanted her to live, but I wanted her to be released from the pain. I was torn, but just as Jesus was not spared, none of us will be spared. It is rare when two spouses die within days or weeks of each other. It happens, but the one who lives longer feels the pain of that loss. My wife talked about it a few years ago. She said that she was better prepared in doing the necessary things of life, but I was stronger. That changed in recent months as I was doing about everything other than menu preparation. I think she was very strong, surviving the pain and pushing through when her body was starved for the blood it needed. And I still thank everyone for their prayers.

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  2. The story of Christ and our salvation so beautifully written. I so often ask why why did Jesus Christ have to suffer so much for us? Why did he have to die for us? Gunther have been a different way to save us. But then I realize that it is because he suffered so much for us and that he knows the pain we go through. It seems to be what draws me to him to try and love him just a tiny bit just fraction of the love that he has for me.
    You did a very good job with his post. Thank you.

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  3. Gunther? Lol
    That was supposed to be, couldn’t there

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Not sure what you mean.


    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I just read your first comment. Lol. I do stuff like that all the time. I thought I had made an error and had to reread my post twice to find my mistake and then realized it wasn’t me❤️

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