There’s an old praise song called Trading My Sorrows with verses that can only be described as a supremely unfair bargain between Jesus and man.

I’m trading my sorrows. I’m trading my shame… I’m trading my sickness. I’m trading my pain.

Taking all our bad stuff on the other side of this deal is the man of sorrows, Jesus Christ, who died to give us life. Jesus was despised, betrayed, weighed down by our weaknesses and sorrows, tortured and killed โ€“ so that we could be set free from sin and death and have eternal life.

Read Isaiah 53 in its entirety. What is one aspect or quality of Jesus that stands out to you? What does it mean to emulate this in your life today?