HE HAS BORNED OUR GRIEFS AND CARRIIED OUR SORROWS
Matthew's gospel demonstrates that Jesus is the promised Messiah from the Old Testament. He is Immanuel - God with us.
As we read through the Gospel of Matthew, it is important to see this connection. After Jesus descended from the mountain where He preached His famous "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus performed a serious of healings that fulfilled what Isaiah had to say about the promised Messiah; that He would bear our griefs and carry our sorrows.
You know, Jesus came to make us whole spiritually, but to demonstrate this to the people, He also made people whole physically. Faith was the key element in their healing and it is the key element in our spiritual healing as well.
Turn with me to Matthew 8 as we look at these three pictures of the one who has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.