Consider Isaiah 53, which takes up deep into the life of Christ and unpacks the exactly what happened in His atoning death on the Cross, while also pointing to His Resurrection.
Especially striking to me is the truth it states that has strangely attracted less attention than it deserves: Not only was He “pierced for our transgressions” and “crushed for our iniquities.” He also “has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.”
That is, God the Son took into Himself both the sins of the world and the suffering of the world, atoning for them. Remember this the next time you feel the force of the “problem of evil” and the “problem of suffering.”
After the jump is the entire prophecy of Isaiah 53, with some verses bolded for your Advent contemplation.