By: snowgood

Aug 06 2015


Category: Scripture


I’ve been mowing the lawn this evening.

Officially our little Honda doesn’t leaves stripes, and we can’t claim to have the perfect lawn.

Despite this I find cutting the grass very therapeutic.

The noisy single cylinder engine thumps out a beat, and i do what i can to make our garden look presentable.

Every time I’m out there with doing this weekly chore I’m always reminded of that well known scripture;

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 53:5

What is it that we need healing from?

Our own shortcomings.

None of live up to our own standards, let alone the standard The Lord has set for entry into his eternal kingdom.

Thankfully we’re all invited to join the one who’s paid the price for our failings.

Jesus went through a corrupt trial, was lashed, and crucified to secure our salvation.

Despite modern theology we don’t pas Go or collect £200 for automatic entry to eternal relationship with The Father.

Time and again we see that scripture teaches we are responsible for actions, and inactions.

Without asking for God’s forgiveness those “stripes” cannot give a free ticket into his Kingdom.

Think about it next time you’re mowing the lawn.


3 comments on “Stripes”

  1. Excellent comparison.

    On an entirely different note, I do like Roz’s hanging clip apparatus, what a great option for hanging out socks and such. Do you have a brand name on that?

  2. Thanks! I’ll remember this every time I mow my lawn. Amen

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