Lamb of God
I walked along the canal yesterday and was puzzled by what I thought were dogs running around a field. In fact they were black lambs. They were nice and fat and full of energy. Of course, lambs are seen in our fields every spring, they should come as no surprise. Yet for me, they always do, and a pleasant one at that. They’re a sure sign that winter won’t last forever and that mint sauce won’t be put to waste.
For the Christian, they’re also a reminder of the Lamb of God, Christ Jesus. This is the title given to the Saviour when he was met by John the Baptist by the Jordan’s banks. It’s a rather strange phrase, but one filled with meaning to the Jews of the first century. It reminded them of Passover and the temple’s daily sacrifice. For we who believe, it’s a reminder that our sin is paid for once and for all,
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:18-21.
I hope you’ll join with us at our Good Friday and Easter services as we celebrate our God’s sacrifice and resurrection.
Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!