Sunday Stillness – The Tender Shoot
I have been meditating on the cross. Today the word “tender” came to me. And then I found “tender shoot”. Here is the full scripture in NIV and the Message:
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, NIV).
The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look (Isaiah 53:2, The Message).
Then I watched the Billy Graham 95th birthday video thanks to my friend Joanne at Days and Thoughts. And it said it all – The Cross; how offensive it is; how weak; how lowly; – but how powerful it became when our Lord rose and conquered death for us.
So those days when you feel weak (like I did yesterday), call on Jesus, He is strong. For those days when you feel strong, keep close to Him so you know that you are following His Way and not yours.
For those looking for deeper meaning in this Scripture check out John Gill’s commentary.
Here is the video. I encourage you to watch it.
Today is Sunday Stillness – be still before Him.
Stop and feel His touch.
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