He Died for Peace?
The accolades for this man have been pouring in profusely from around the globe. The shock of his unexpected death leaves a nation stunned and many in the world shaking their heads. A family suddenly deprived struggles with their grief.
But I do know Someone Who clearly and deliberately chose to die for peace. That was His agenda; that was an integral part of His "grand scheme."
"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. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken" (Isaiah 53:5-8).