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All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray. Every one has turned away from God’s good commandments. Each one has turned from loving and serving their Creator to loving and serving themselves. No one is righteous, there is no one who does good – not even one. Even our attempts to do good are tainted by our hidden motives, pride, and self-righteousness.

God is perfect, holy, and righteous. He has shown us what is good and right, but we have exchanged God’s truth for a lie (Romans 1). When we come face to face with God, we will be judged for everything we have done. We are accountable to God for our actions, words, and thoughts. God cannot tolerate our disobedience and sin, we stand guilty before him.

The consequence of sin is death – eternal death and separation from God.

Every human that walks the face of this earth deserves to die because we have all sinned – except for one. The ‘Him’ in this verse refers to Jesus, the only sinless man. God put our sin on Him, Jesus died in our place, He bore our sin and its consequence – death and separation from God (Matthew 27:46). Jesus bore that for us! Because of my sin Jesus died.

This is grace.

Studio Update:

Throughout the month of December, I’ve been working on some pen and ink bouquets. I’m super excited to turn these into cards and maybe prints! I really can’t decide which one is my favorite, but maybe I don’t have to.

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