Insight Can Come From Anywhere

February 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm (Commentary, Personal essays, Theology) (, , , , , , )

Insight Can Come From Anywhere

One can occasionally pick up insight from someone or somewhere that can give you new insight into an event or situation you never thought of before.

It’s extremely rare that one can pick up insight from someone’s Facebook status (in fact it’s extremely rare indeed).

But today it did happen.

A friend of mine had posted as her FB status, “Be careful when trying to fix a broken person, for you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces.”

When I first read this, the first thing that hit me was profound insight into an event in human history- in my opinion the most important event in human history.

I posted as my comment on this status,

“That quote of yours is very profound, Rez.
It’s probably the best explanation I’ve encountered of why Christ had so many wounds and stripes.
He was trying to fix the broken persons of all of humanity.”

As the Prophet Isaiah put it, “Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”
-Isaiah Chapter 53: 4-5

– A personal essay
written by Christopher
Tuesday, February 25th
2014.

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