Grace Day

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Isaiah 53:4-6

Use this day to pray, rest, and reflect on this week’s reading, giving thanks for the grace that is ours in Christ.

4 Yet he himself bore our sicknesses,
and he carried our pains;
but we in turn regarded him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced because of our rebellion,
crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on him,
and we are healed by his wounds.
6 We all went astray like sheep;
we all have turned to our own way;
and the LORD has punished him
for the iniquity of us all.
—Isaiah 53:4–6

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  1. Steph C says:

    He suffered for our sin. But the ones who crucified Him said He suffered for His own sin. He was innocent of all sin, yet He died a death reserved for the worst of sinners. He did this out of His righteousness, His justice, and His love for us!

  2. Angie says:

    I find today the saddest day of Easter weekend. It seems like a day we can’t breathe. One thing is over but the next thing has not yet begun.

  3. Churchmouse says:

    Elaine, you’re welcome to share my post

  4. Churchmouse says:

    Mari, no problem with you sharing my post

  5. Jill K says:

    Praise God! Sunday is coming!

  6. Mari V says:

    By HIS stripes I AM HEALED!

    And Churchmouse, I too would like to pass this along to my ladies small group.

  7. Stacey Wilson says:

    Never have I ever been so thankful for silence. My heart and my lips cannot stop praising my Jesus!

  8. Stephanie says:

    How the disciples felt today is how those of us who struggle with belief feel sometimes- hopeless, confused, without purpose. Lord, help our unbelief. Thank you for showing yourself plainly to the disciples through your resurrection tomorrow.

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  9. Aimee D says:

    To remember that even though they witnessed His miracles, after the cross they doubted. That He died to give us grace in our weakness; Jesus thank you!

  10. Searching says:

    Sitting, listening, praising, thanking ….
    And thank you, Churchmouse, for setting that stage. Beautiful.

  11. Churchmouse says:

    Yes Rhiannon. And thank you for your kind word

  12. Robyn says:

    This is beautiful churchmouse!

  13. Bessie H says:

    How must have the followers of Jesus felt today? After the horror of Good Friday they awoke to Passover. Today is Passover for our Jewish friends. It doesn’t always coincide, but it does this year. Were they thinking of their deliverance from Egypt, but wondering about the deliverance that Jesus was supposedly going to bring? It is a difficult day, knowing that Jesus lies in the tomb.
    My heart sits in quiet contemplation. I love Churchmouse talking about us sheep pondering sin. I join you. A day to ponder our sinful selves, our shame and the glory of the cross.

  14. Tricia Cavanaugh says:

    Sunday is coming Sisters!


    I am full of joy and joy, my heart can not stop praising, because on that cross I not only received the forgiveness of my sins, nor only received eternal life, but I received a savior, a father, a best friend, everything that I need. And to think that who gave everything for me is the one who has the power over all things makes me fill with courage, with pride, because I know that in reality I am not worth anything but for him I am worth everything.
    I keep projecting this scene from my mind: this is the king of kings sitting on his throne, and he realizes my suffering, then he gets up, takes off his crown, puts on the superhero cloak and runs to rescue me. He did not care about everything he had to suffer, the only thing that matters to me is that I was fine, and now as a victorious soldier he sits down again on his throne and sits on his legs.
    His voice tells me “I would do that for you one and a thousand times, all those that are necessary, because you are the girl of my eyes, my princess, my greatest treasure, and no matter how many times you make mistakes I will be there , you’re worth it. ” These words fill me with strength and encouragement, it gives me an identity, and also a mission: I may never be able to reward such a sacrifice, but if I can give my life to Jesus, and turn it into alavanza, And that will do, for I will give everything for the one who gave everything for me.
    He shed his love in my heart, and I know he will do it with all of you.

    1. Stephanie L says:

      LOVE this! So beautifully spoken!

    2. Sarah Smith says:

      Yes, beautifully said!

  16. Churchmouse says:

    Fellow sheep, gather round. Sit with me.

    (Hear the hiss of the serpent.)

    As we sit in the silence of this Saturday, let us weep not so much for the consequences of our sin but simply for sin itself.

    (Hear the hiss of the serpent.)

    We cannot survive the silence of this Saturday without a Savior.

    (Hear the hiss of the serpent.)

    The silence of this Saturday, the sorrow over sin, would be insurmountable except…

    This is Saturday.
    The second day.

    And tomorrow is
    The third day.

    (Hear the hiss of the serpent.)

    Sssh. Sssh. Sssh.
    Sunday is coming.

    And the serpent will be silenced!

    1. Rhiannon Poore says:

      This is beautiful. May I repost elsewhere with credit to you?

    2. Karen S says:

      This brought tears to my eyes and a contemplative spirit to my heart as I was planning my busy Saturday before Easter preparstions. I will now slow down and remember.

    3. Karen Bailey says:

      Beautiful. It makes me remember anytime there is silence in our lives that we need to remember that Sunday is coming.!

    4. Elaine . says:

      Thank you, Churchmouse! Loved your somber but, oh so satisfying words this morning! I, too, like Rhiannon, would like to share your words with my small group sisters. Hope that’s ok – it’s beauty that resonates for sharing. Happy Easter, my SRT sisters!

    5. Kim SalekHull says:

      Churchmouse….your words thrill my heart! I struggle with silence, but this is so inviting and a sense of peace has overtaken me. Thank you for sharing your heart.

    6. Kelly Leake says:

      Beautiful, thank you so much for this! Praise Jesus!