Crucifixion · Worship

nine days…

We’re into single digits…
nine days till Christmas…
hanging on to the hope…
of peace… joy… calm…
an unhurried pace…
over these single digit days…

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”
Isaiah 6:3 ESV
Holy is the Lord…
who came to show us how to love…
to trust… obey…
live Spirit-led…
Holy… set apart… pure… perfect…
He stooped low…
He came to get dirty…
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
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 wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace
and with his stripes 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.
Isaiah 53:2-6 ESV
…the Lord has laid on Him… the iniquity of us all…

Can you get any dirtier…? than the iniquity of us all…?
every person… past… present… future…?
The One who had no spot or blemish…
not a speck… not a muss…
lowered Himself from His lofty majestic holiness…
His glory… His splendor…
to shoot up out of dry ground… out of a stump…
to take onto Himself…
ALL SIN… ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS… ALL EVIL…
The One who did no wrong… came to take the blame…
came to bear the wrath… receive the rod… that led to death…
The eternal… the timeless… the unending…
came to live a life that ended…
in humility… disgrace… crucified…
Holy… Holy… Holy… is the Lord…
The whole earth… is full… of His glory…

This love that gets dirty… it’s holy… it’s glorious…

Now that’s a thought… holy love gets dirty… for the sake of another…

Have you gotten dirty lately…? stooped low in love…?
Lord… Holy Lord… perfect in every way….
blameless and pure… help me understand…
this holy love… that willingly gets dirty…
to save another…

Take a moment to worship Him…
on this single digit day…
sing along… Here I Am to Worship…

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