A reprise is something that is repeated but in an edited, condensed way. In the movies they do it with music where a meaningful moment in the movie will have a deeply moving music track that helps us feel the emotion of the characters in the scene and then towards the end of the movie, after all the conflicts have been resolved, they play a reprise of the music we heard earlier to remind of us of that emotion we felt.
Yesterday I jumped ahead and read Isaiah 53 so today’s reading was again Isaiah 53. Today I am going repost it, to paraphrase it, make it personal and use the new living translation. But just a piece, call it a reprise.
Yet it was my weaknesses he carried; it was my sorrows that weighed him down. And I thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for my rebellion, crushed for my sins. He was beaten so I could be whole. He was whipped so I could be healed. I , like a sheep, have strayed away. I have left God’s paths to follow my own. Yet the Lord laid on him all of my sins.
Isaiah 53:4-6 – NLT
Jesus’ death seems unreal and I remain unaffected until I make it about me.
He died for me.
I won’t point a finger but I will leave the reprise soundtrack playing, he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for sins…