“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.”Isaiah 53:3-7 ESV
What a heavy burden you have in us people. For every one person who has a relationship with you, how many do not? And every year, there are even more of us down here! How do you do it? The fact we keep procreating shows how much you love us. The numbers just keep increasing! Infinite love for a perfect creation gone wrong so long ago. Words do not adequately describe the love you have for us. The patience. The mercy. And every year, we are reminded by your birth story how you would do it all again if it meant having us. Was there ever a love greater than this? Thank you Jesus! You are magnificent, amazing love!