Friday, April 22, 2011

Recompense

Good Friday.
Today is the day to remember Jesus' pain, bloodshed, piercing, and death.
Today also marks the day of our redemption, new life, and the fulfillment of hope.

There are two passages in Isaiah that I've been mulling over lately. Did you know that we are Jesus' reward? As in, you and me? All of that suffering and what does He get to "show" for it? Us. We are his recompense.

Recompense - noun: a remuneration or reward, as for services, aid, or the like.

Isaiah 62:11
The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: “Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.’”

Isaiah 40:9-10
You who bring good tidings to Zion, go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid;
say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”
See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him.
See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.

Proclaim.

Lift up your voice with a shout.
Do not be afraid.

Today I am reminded of how very much my Jesus loves me.
And I am also encouraged to
Shout (verb: to call or cry out loudly and vigorously):
"See, your Savior comes!"
"Here is your God!"

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