Advent #7

only You can help, I HOPE YOU WILL, thank You

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised,
and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3
That these words strike a note of
Beauty in the hearts of those attuned to hear the Beautiful, shows truly
that the heart recognizes the need for the Man of Sorrows. That it sees
nothing contemptible in One despised by the world. That it recognizes
the vast difference between the values of Heaven, and those of the world.

and acclamations are accorded to earth’s great, contempt and rejection to
the Son of God. One of the things My disciples must ever seek to do is to set
aside the valuation of the world, and judge only according to the values of Heaven.

These are not for you.  Do not seek the praise and the notice of men. You
follow a despised Christ. See the mob is hooting, throwing stones, jeering,
and yet in that quiet little throng there is a happiness and Joy the reviling
crowds could never know. Follow that little throng with stones and gibes,
and it appears to be of men, mean, ludicrous, contemptible.  Be one of the
throng, and you feel the Majesty of God in the presence of Him, Who was
despised and rejected of men. Wreaths around His Brow, shouts, applause,
would belittle that Majesty. Your dark hours, when human help fails, keep
very close to the Man of Sorrows.

Feel My Hand of Love press yours in silent
but complete understanding. I, too, was acquainted
with grief. No heart can ache without My heart aching too.

“He was despised, we esteemed Him not.”