Our Healer: The Friend of Sinners

We turned our backs on him and looked the other way… But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed (Isaiah 53:3-5 NLT).

Jesus Christ, what a beautiful Savior, Healer, Deliverer, and friend of sinners. Sin always produces suffering no matter how pleasurable it seems for a season. How many of us have made decisions based on self-indulgent desires that at the moment seem impossible to deny yet they forebode great misery to come. Human beings are creatures of regret. Only when they look back on their wrong choices can they see the truth.