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Quotes about Overcoming Adversity

Yet He Opened Not His Mouth

The Meaning behind the Painting

“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”  Isaiah 53:7

When I really ‘heard’ this scripture…it spoke volumes to me of the character of Jesus Christ.

I let myself imagine what that must have felt like…to know you were going to die a brutal death…to know you held all power in your hands to stop it…to know you could call and within moments be saved from the horrible fate.

But He walked on in silence; never disputing what He knew needed to be done.

 

Even this one act, in my heart, sets the character of Jesus Christ apart from any other religion. 

Jesus was not a boaster…He was not egotistical…He was not high and mighty above all others.

The very opposite was true, in fact.  “He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2

What kind of man is this?  He came into the world so humbly, not strikingly...and He quietly laid His very blood down for us so we wouldn’t die.  This man is Jesus Christ.  Call His name…He’s there…even in your darkest of nights. 

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."—Matthew 11:28-30


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