John 1:29, 36 NIV 2011
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!”
When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look the Lamb of God!”
John recognized Jesus as God’s Son sent to save sinners. He called Jesus the Lamb of God. Was Jesus the lamb offered at Passover or the lamb of Isaiah 53:7? “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” John’s words pointed to Jesus’ sacrificial death at the cross for the sins of the world. John 3:17, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Jesus is the Lamb of God.
There are sacrifices we make as we walk with Jesus. Though they will never come close to Christ’s sacrifice at the cross, being a wife and mother come with small sacrifices along the way. Being a servant of Christ comes with some slight sacrifices as well. Each small sacrifice pales in comparison to what Christ did for me at the cross. I’m thankful daily for His sacrifice given to each of us who believe and follow Him. Jesus, the Lamb of God, saves sinners.
What sacrifices are we willing to make?
Saved by the Lamb,