• The Joy of Christ Article by David Filson

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    Our hearts prepare for Advent with, “Come to earth to taste our sadness, He whose glories knew no end.” We enter Passion Week somberly singing, “Man of Sorrows! What a name, for the Son of God who came.” Isaiah pens lyrics about the Suffering Servant (42:1–4; 49:1–6; 50:4–9; 52:13–53:12). He was the Man of Sorrows, with a taste for sadness—our sadness. As He weeps at Lazarus’ tomb (John 11:33–43), we see Him touched by the feeling of our infirmities (Heb. 4:15). Is this the whole picture? Is there not a deep, pulsating current beneath Christ’s willingness to enter our pain—a … View Resource