Names of Jesus Day 39: Lamb of God

“[ John Testifies About Jesus ] 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, NIV

This passage happens early in John’s Gospel, but is rich with meaning and depth as you look at where the Passover came from and why it was being celebrated the very week that Jesus went to the cross.

I think about Abraham taking his son to be sacrificed, but God providing a ram instead of Issac sacrificing his own son.

Today is a somber day. As I look outside, it’s overcast to match that day over 2,000 years ago. Today we remember what Jesus has done for us. We hear every difficult detail and remember that we are not free of blame.

“Lamb of God” written by Twila Paris is a song I listen to and sing every Good Friday. It encompasses all the feels of this day which we call “Good”.

Your only Son, no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God

Your gift of love, they crucified
They laughed and scorned Him as He died
The humble King, they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God

Oh, Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God
I love the holy Lamb of God
Oh, wash me in Your precious blood
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

I was so lost, I should have died
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be called a lamb of God

Read more:  Twila Paris – Lamb Of God Lyrics | MetroLyrics

You can listen to a cover by Sarah Reeves here.

I could say more, but I think Scripture speaks for itself:
44 “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.'[e] When he had said this, he breathed his last.”
How poignant that Jesus gives us his spirit to the one who sacrificed Him. An act of complete oneness with the Father.
47 “The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, ‘Surely this was a righteous man.’ 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.” – Luke 23:44-49, NIV

Now we watch & wait. Three days. Those witnessing these events only had read of what could happen next. They didn’t actually know. We do.

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