He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Isaiah 53:3 NASB
On Sunday they called out “Hosanna” and on Friday “Crucify Him.”
His own 12 men were scattered, not one to stand beside Him during His trial.
One of His best friends denied Him within earshot. One of His own turned Him in for money.
The Father called out to David, “Seek My face” and David’s response was “Thy face will I seek.”
But the exact representation – the express image of God in the flesh – walked the way of the cross, and we hid our faces from Him, we despised Him, we did not esteem Him.
He created us, and we rejected Him.
He loved us, and allowed His destruction.
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; - Hebrews 12:4 NASB