“He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth” (Isaiah 53:7).
Of all the prophets and other writers about Jesus, Isaiah surely gave us some of the most beautiful and wonderful descriptions. Jesus left His wonderful home in glory to come to the earth to do His Father’s will and pay the supreme sacrifice for our sins.
Jesus appeared before the courts of this world, but He didn’t debate and argue—He just completed the mission His Father assigned Him. When we read the events that took place just preceding His death, we see clearly that Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled.
May the love that Jesus demonstrated for us in the sacrifices mentioned in this as well as in many other passages in scripture penetrate deep enough into our hearts to stimulate us to increase our awareness of His suffering and deepen our commitment to Him and His Cause.