Today's Devotion is "Why Jesus Gets Our Loneliness" (Day 34 in our series 40 Days of Easter Truth)
Our Easter Focus Passage today is: Isaiah 53:3
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Now, here's today's Easter Truth:
Sometimes we feel alone in the world. Even with family, friends, neighbors, and associates around us, we can still feel lonely. Jesus understands this feeling. In a very real, human sense, He was alone. He was forsaken by people who should have loved Him. He was rejected by people who should have cared for Him. He was misunderstood by those closest to Him.
Imagine living as a completely sinless person in a world of sin. Imagine speaking words straight from God, telling of things to come, and 'being about your Father's business' while other people follow you, listen to you, and look bewildered as to who you are. Imagine raising the dead, healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, and people still questioning your power and ability. Imagine having to die for the sins of the world including the sins of your mother, father, siblings and extended family. Imagine getting ready to go to the cross, telling your disciples to watch and pray, and then come back to find them sleeping. It was a lonely world for Jesus.