4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows
Abinadi quoted Isaiah as he attempted to show the priests of Noah that all of the prophets had testified of Christ, the promised Messiah. This prophecy of Isaiah is a powerful foretelling of Jesus' life and sacrifice. Isaiah knew that Jesus would be despised and rejected by his own people. He would be wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. He would be crucified with sinners and would be buried in the tomb of a wealthy man.
But I love this short phrase -- he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. When Mom died, I was burdened with grief and overcome with shock. I still can hardly believe that I can't just pick up the phone and talk to her like I did every few days. But in my grief, I felt the presence and comfort of the Savior. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. I love him. He is my friend.