“I’m declaring war between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers. He’ll wound your head, you’ll wound his heel.” Gen 3:15 (MSG)
This brings it back even farther than yesterday. Titled the “proto evangelium” in super-theological circles, this is the very first taste of the Gospel we see in written form. At the very moment of the first sin, God reveals His ultimate plan. There will be pain and suffering, but there will also be hope and complete victory. The amazing thing is, even in this little verse we see that Jesus himself takes the pain we both caused and deserved from our sin to rescue us. We rebelled, we acted in pride, and he is the one who is wounded.
“The fact is, it was our pains he carried – our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us… it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him – our sins! He took the punishment that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.” Is 53.4-5 (MSG)