Monday’s readings: Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Psalm 88
1 Peter 2:21 – For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you.
Lord Jesus, it is such a marvel to watch you. And it hits me that all this that you suffered at the hands of wicked men, all this injustice, all the false accusation, you did it for me. It was for me that you suffered like this. It was for me that you kept your mouth closed when you had every reason to retaliate. It was for me that you were condemned so that I might be set free from condemnation. It was all for me. That’s what you did for me, dear Jesus. Let your cross me a constant reminder to me of how deeply and how dearly you love me. Let your cross tell me what you gave and what you did for me so that I could be yours. And then, Lord Jesus, by your suffering and death, grant peace to my soul because all that you did, you did it for me. Amen.