“Left Out Of All Human Reckoning” ( Isaias 53:3-4, KNOX ) by Carley Evans

Jesus receives a lot of human attention while He heals in valleys and preaches from hilltops; but when He is carried away and nailed to the cross, only a few remain at His feet – most of these are women and of little account themselves.

“Nay, here is one despised, left out of all human reckoning; bowed with misery, and no stranger to weakness; how should we recognize that face? How should we take any account of him, a man so despised? Our weakness, and it was he who carried the weight of it, our miseries, and it was he who bore them. A leper, so we thought of him, a man God had smitten and brought low;”

At this point, Jesus is completely despised and feared by most. He has disappointed many who expected Him to take over the world, literally. Instead, He hangs on a cross and dies a criminal’s death – a death of immense cruelty.

He must be “a leper;” “a man God has smitten and brought low.” He must be of no account, after all. Oh, too bad. How awful. I guess I was a fool to follow him. I’ve got to find a good place to hide. I don’t want to wind up hanging next to him!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Humanity 777, Michael, Cristian, Darrell, Jon, H!, Susie, and Urban Wall Art. Happy Easter.

  2. Jeff says:

    Carley, I’m nominating you for an Inspirational Blog Award! You always inspire me!

    1. lambskinny says:

      Oh Jeff. Thanks so much! I find you rather inspiring, too!

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