I am sure I say this a lot (well, I know I do!), but Isaiah 53 is one of my favorite pieces of scripture. This is odd, because it is kind of violent. It is not a pretty picture. But it speaks so much to my vision of God. And of love. Please read Isiaah 52:13-Isaiah 53:12 carefully. Several times. I'm not going to give a specific details, just read it. To yourself. Aloud. To someone else. Pray about it. Pray the scripture. Do what you need to do to inhale this passage and let it speak to you.
Then think about these questions:
1) What would thie passage mean to a Jew in Exile?
2) What points to Jesus?
3) What does this passage mean to you today?
4) What does this passage say about God?
The questions are simple, I look forward to hearing your responses!