By His Wounds We Are Healed

No regular post today in honor of Good Friday.

Have a Happy Easter and I’ll see you on Monday.

He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:3-5

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


  1. MisterChris on April 13, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    >Isaiah 53 is one of the most beautiful passages in the old testament, such a clear look at the cross.

    Reading it again was a blessing to my day.

    Thanks Rachelle, and a blessed Easter to you and your family.

    He is Risen!

  2. Stephanie Reed on April 11, 2009 at 10:24 PM




  3. Alexander Field on April 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    >Nice post Rachelle, happy Easter. : )

  4. Rachel Hauck on April 11, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    >Lovely, Rachelle.

  5. Marty on April 11, 2009 at 6:02 AM


  6. Sharon A. Lavy on April 10, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    >God Bless us all.

  7. Catherine West on April 10, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    >Have a wonderful Easter, Rachelle. May you enjoy some precious peaceful moments with your family.

  8. Dineen A. Miller on April 10, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    >Happy Easter! 🙂

  9. R. K. Mortenson on April 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    >Praise be to God Most High.

  10. Achim Zahren on April 10, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    >I have it on good authority that Isaiah’s original manuscript was passed on by every agent and editor of his time and that he eventually self published.

    Best Easter to All

  11. Tea With Tiffany on April 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM


    Thank you for your friendship.

  12. Jeanette Levellie on April 10, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    >Thank you! Blessings on your family this Resurrection weekend, Rachelle
    (formerly Jen of “Jen and Kev”)
    Well, I am still Jen of Jen and Kev, I just created a second blog only for my writing.

  13. Camille Cannon Eide on April 10, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    >Lord, I stand in awe of your sacrifice – of your steadfast 33 years of a life lived in a way I could not, so that you would qualify to be the kind of perfect, blameless sacrifice it would take to free me from the judgment of my sin and save me. Not only did you suffer death and separation from your adoring Father for me, you spent 33 years living a perfect life for me. I am in awe of your gift, your mercy and your grace. No words can express my thanks, Lord. I pray I will live my gratitude each day.

  14. Kim Kasch on April 10, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    >Happy Easter! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  15. Carol on April 10, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    >This is the perfect post for today, and the perfect message for every day.

  16. Lisa Jordan on April 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM


  17. Jungle Mom on April 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    >Lovely thoughts on this day. Thanks.

  18. lynnrush on April 10, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    >Amen. Thank you!

  19. Dara on April 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    >Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice!

    And thank you Rachelle, for posting this 🙂

  20. Kristy Colley on April 10, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    >For all the negativity out there, I’m glad there are people posting things like this. What a great way to invite in the Spirit.
    Thanks Rachelle.

  21. Marla Taviano on April 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    >Thank you, Jesus.

  22. Marcie Gribbin on April 10, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    >Wow. Amazing to think that passage was written somewhere around 700 years before it actually happened.

    God is the best Author ever!!!!!!!

  23. Julie Gillies on April 10, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    >Thank you for the cross, Lord.

  24. Scobberlotcher on April 10, 2009 at 8:42 AM

    >Thank you for posting this.

  25. Rachel on April 10, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    >I agree with Cynthia. Perfect words for the morning. Hope you have a blessed weekend with your fam.

  26. C.T. on April 10, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    >The perfect words to read this morning. Thanks.
    Cynthia Toney