“He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” (Isa. 53:3)
The Eternal Word who created all things became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1-3, 14; Col. 1:16-17). When He came into the world it did not know Him and His own did not receive Him (John 1:10-11). How sad! Speaking of sorrow, Jesus knows what it means to sorrow. He wept (John 11:35), He was in agony (Luke 22:44), and He suffered (1 Pet. 2:21). He knows what it is to be human which provides for us One who can sympathize with our weaknesses (Heb. 4:15).
Jesus knows what it means to be despised and rejected. The servant is not greater than the Master so we too will be rejected and persecuted by the world (John 15:20). This is not cause for grief on our part but rejoicing! Why? Our reward in Heaven is great (Luke 6:22-23). May we reflect upon what Jesus did for each of us and help others to see the care of the Savior.
“Does Jesus care? Oh yes, He cares; I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief; When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares.”