Irvin Wasswa

Tylertown Campus Pastor

Isaiah 53:5-6

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.

One of my favorite old gospel hymns is Nothing But the Blood. The chorus goes: 

What can wash away my sin? 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

The song speaks to the loving sacrifice of Jesus Christ on an old rugged cross. Aren’t you thankful for the cross? If we are not careful we can fall victim to becoming so familiar with what Jesus has done for us that we are unable to rejoice in the Lord. The prophet Isaiah here shares about the Christ and what He had done for mankind. He highlights how what Jesus went through in His death was all for us. He was pierced for OUR transgressions. He was crushed for OUR iniquities. It was for those things Christ Jesus died. 

Jesus’death on the cross paid for your sins and mine. Hallelujah! As we go about our day today, may we choose to worship the Lord for what He has done for us, and choose to share with those around us that the blood of Jesus can make them clean as well.