Read 1 Peter 2:19-25, Isaiah 53:4-6
The Lord Jesus is the Only One who has the unique power to forgive our sin and make us whole, not merely gluing broken pieces together but creating something completely remade, new.
Where does the sin go? He doesn’t just wave a magic wand and cause it to disappear.
Peter wrote, “He Himself bore our sins in His body.” Bore, here, means He carried them up, as if to an altar. His body held them, as a basket holds deep purple berries that can stain it irrevocably.
What Paul wrote matches this: “He became sin who knew no sin, so that in Him, we might become the righteousness of God.”
Peter agrees: “that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.”
Where did our sin go? It didn’t just disappear. It was carried (Oh! Heavy burden!) up that way of pain, as Christ stumbled under the weight of it and the cross.
Once the weight of death was removed from our shoulders, we could live! We can be whole!
But what about Him? He carried our sins all the way up golgotha, nailing them to the cross, where they earned His death. With His death, He made a permanent payment for our sin and cancelled our debt.
And as you know, we are working our way closer to Easter, when we will hear the rest of the story.