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A 582-word inspirational article written by Evangelist Barbara Colbert-Brooks



“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5.

     It is an undeniable fact that we all need someone to bear our burdens. Not just the burden of trials and troubles that life brings our way, but the inherited burden of sin. We are all yet transgressors, having breached the boundaries of God’s standard of good and evil. If we think we have not, then we have, just by thinking that we have not. We all require a burden-bearer who will take our transgressions, wipe our slate clean, and remember them no more. Ergo, the Savior.

     The bible says that the Lord knows our frailties and that He takes pity upon us for He knows that we are but dust; here today and gone tomorrow. We need someone to take the pain of our human errors and omissions. As we stumble through life, sometimes blinded by just the business of it all, there must be a divine catch-all who watches out for us. One who will gently steady us in our tracks, pick us up, dust us off, and set us back on the straight and narrow road. If not, we will be consumed by the journey, fainting, and failing to rise again until it’s simply too late.

The Healing