Thousands of years before Christ was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote:
He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)
When they arrested Jesus, He willingly submitted. He didn’t head for the hills and hide in a cave or put up a fight. He gave himseld over to his accusers, being fully aware of God’s will and his future. On trial, He didn’t offer a defense. He remained silent and humble. As He walked the streets with a beam across His shoulders, He didn’t complain under the weight, beg for mercy, or drag His feet. And when they nailed Him to the cross, He didn’t resist. He didn’t pull back his arm or flail His feet. He willingly laid down His life.
This Sunday, we’re singing “Worthy of Your Name,” which says:
You did not speak, You made no sound
You died for Your accusers
As Your blood fell to the ground
You redefined my future
He gave Himself up for those who mocked Him and spit in His face. He died for those who would doubt and question and make it their mission to prove He wasn’t the Son of God. He offered His perfect life as a ransom for mine, a sinner.
For three days, His body laid in the ground. No teaching. No miracles. No breath, just silence.
And then on Easter morning, Christ resurrected from the dead! The earth quaked and death was defeated!
On the day when You arose
The darkness ran for cover
For the King of kings has claimed His throne
Now until forever!
Jesus is my Savior. He is my Healer. He is the Alpha and Omega. He is the Lion and the Lamb. He is the Messiah and the Son of God.
He is so worthy of His name! Let’s celebrate that together this Easter Sunday.