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“This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, “He took our infirmities and bore our diseases” (Matthew 8:17).

Our Lord took upon Himself the evil of this world on the cross.  He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf.  We are barely able to grasp this truth.  How can the perfect God take on such imperfection?  This is one of the mysteries of our age.  Scripture says that this is what He did.  Rejoice and be glad, for our Lord has done for us what we could not do for ourselves.  He understands the hardships of this world.

Lord, I know the pain in life that I have experienced.  To multiply that to all people of the whole world is more than I can understand.  Help me to step away from the place where I want to know these things into the place of faith where I trust You in all things.  Guide my new heart which You have put into me so that I live in accordance with what You know I need.  Lead me in the Father’s will.

Come, Holy Spirit, and kindle in me the desire of the Father’s heart that I would move beyond the infirmities of this world, seeking to do what is needed this day as You are directing me to act.  May my heart be ready this day to live according to Your direction.  The Word made flesh has made it possible for me to join in Your heavenly direction.  Guide me to fulfill this day what You know needs to be done.  Amen.

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