A bruised reed He shall not break

Here is my servant whom I uphold,

my chosen one with whom I am pleased,

Upon whom I have put my Spirit;

he shall bring forth justice to the nations,

Not crying out, not shouting,

not making his voice heard in the street.

A bruised reed he shall not break,

and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,

Until he establishes justice on the earth;

the coastlands will wait for his teaching.

Isaiah 42:1-4

As Christians, how often do we sit and ponder the meaning and impact of Christ’s coming into our world.

I really love the prophecies of Isaiah as he had the great privilege of having the revelation of God’s Heavenly Kingdom and the coming of Christ into our world.

As we plunge deeper into the revelations God gave to Isaiah about the Messiah, we begin to understand even more, the heart of our God towards His people.

God’s love is pre-eminent in everything.

In all He has created, He has poured His love in abundance.

Think of it, Christ did not have to come into our world.

God had no need of us. Yes, I know we say this often, but if we really think about it: God had no need of us, and yet He chose to create us, and redeem us when we fell short of His glory.

The abundance of God’s heart is unimaginable!

My desire today is that I receive grace from God the Holy Spirit to truly understand how deep is the Father’s love towards me (for I need to have an even deeper personal encounter in His love), towards us, and towards the world.

Finally as I think about Jesus, I’m humbled and smitten by His gentleness and compassion.

Today’s reading always cuts me to heart, “a bruised reed He would not crush, nor quench a smoldering wick”.

It gives me so much comfort to know that Jesus doesn’t need me to be perfect before I approach Him, He needs me to approach Him to receive grace from Him to be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect.

Ah, His love is so amazing, I just want to rejoice and rest in His arms!

Prayer

LORD Jesus, You are just amazing!

As we draw deeper into the mysteries of Your Passion and death in this Holy Week, give us grace LORD to deeply and fully ponder Your love.

As fully as You desire for us to know You more, increase our ability to grasp Your purpose and plans in our lives and world.

Why did You do all this LORD? When You didn’t have to.

Take me deeper LORD, I want to go deeper in my relationship with You.

And as You take me deeper, increase my capacity to praise and exalt and honour and trust and love and worship and adore You, forever!

As the psalmist said, “Your loving kindness is better than life!”

Thank You God for all You’ve done.

I sing Your praises (by Your grace) forever!

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my heart.

06 Apr 2020

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