Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah 53:4 NASB
This is God’s doing.
Don’t lay this on me.
God struck Him down.
God did this smiting.
This afflicting is the hand of the Lord.
Or did Jesus conspire with His holy Father to allow our transgression to destroy Him? Could it be that rather than the One that Jesus loved, it was the ones He loved that required this of Him.
It was not His sin that required this price be paid – it was mine – it was yours.
Hallelujah, what a Savior.