The servant is the one who secured us by His work. So, how is the servant going to remove the offense of exile from His people?
It seems fairly challenging for us to grasp the depth of Christ’s death on the cross. The reality is that we are people who probably do not fully grasp the Sanhedrin having to redefine their understanding of the messiah, the disciples wondering if they have been deceived, and Pilate never encountering a person like Christ. Why is it so hard for people to grasp Christ? Why is it that we think we grasp who He is without seeing the blind spots in our Christian life? Why is Christ’s death on the cross such a difficult thing for us to understand?
When we think about Christ on the cross it is not something that is celebratory. That means we do not look at this event and celebrate the reality of the promises of God. The reason why I say this is because Christ has died. He died on the cross for what? He died on the cross for our sins. The disciples are rattled, his followers are rattled, but what has Christ done that is so good? Why would we call this Good Friday and not Fatal Friday if this is about the death of Christ? Death means failure right? Or are we missing something about that?
It is always strange that we celebrate a Good Friday when we commemorate our Lord’s death. Why is it good that Christ died on the cross? What does Christ’s death on the cross do that is so significant? Why is it so hard for those around Christ to see the necessity of His death?