Isaiah But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
Jesus came as a new covenant to fulfill God's plan for all humankind. We have been set free b/c He was crucified. The old has gone, lays at the feet of the cross, and the new has come, risen with Christ to a new and everlasting life.
these are hard days: a lot of problems with unkind/bad people with whom I have to "live" these days of mine. But in these days, the Lord always help me to let me know how deep is His love, how near me He is.
Jesus is all about calm in the middle of confusion; He is light in the middle of darkness; He is peace in the middle of war; He is joy in the middle of sadness; He is acceptance in the middle of rejection; He is love in the middle of hate.