Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 19, 2020
The message is a reflection on the sacrifice of the Christ--why it was necessary for Him to be pierced and why it was required that He be crushed. The message is a reminder that our peace results from His suffering in our place.
“He was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.” 
Midst the ubiquitous celebrations of this Christmas Season, as the streets of our cities are decorated with colourful banners