Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lamb of God

 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29

The Powerful God of the Universe came to earth, as a lamb.  Not as a mighty warrior, powerful and standing tall, as we in our human minds would picture.

He came as a humble lamb to be slaughtered.

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.  Isaiah 53:7

And He was slain, and death was overcome!  He was worthy!

And He stands in the center of the throne room of God, not as a mighty warrior, powerful and standing tall, as we in our human minds would picture.

He stands as a lamb, looking as if it has been slaughtered.

 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.  I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders.

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
Revelations 5: 1-6, 13

Father, may my voice join in as we shout, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”  How beautiful You are to show us your love for us in the exquisite form of a slain lamb!  How mysterious are your ways, beyond our comprehension!  Thank you, we praise You!  Amen

- Sue Parrott

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