Jesus Christ is God’s Lamb: “And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, ‘My father’ And he said, ‘Here am I, my son.” And he said, ‘Behold the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?’ Abraham said,
‘My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering’
so they went both of them together.” Genesis 22:8 KJVER
In the ram divinely provided in the place of Isaac, Abraham saw a symbol of the coming Messiah who was to die for the sins of humanity. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Isaiah the prophet used the same illustration when he foretold the coming of the Redeemer, “He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,” he declared. (Isaiah 53:7 KJVER). In order to save us our heavenly Father laid on His beloved Son the shame and guilt of humanity but the Israelites did not understand the divine illustration as demonstrated in the sanctuary services. Many regarded the sacrificial offerings similar to the way the heathen looked upon their sacrifices as gifts by which they could manipulate their gods.
But God desires to instruct us that from His own love comes the Gift which reconciles us to Him! Have you accepted Jesus, this eternal Gift of Love from the Creator of the universe as your Savior, and Friend? Forever Christ will be our Elder Brother, divinity encased in human flesh! What self-sacrificing others-centered love! It is beyond our limited comprehension! But it will be our study and song throughout the endless ages of eternity.
Is it so with you now? Do you bow in adoration to such a revelation of divine love, asking Him to live within you? And, through you, to share such love with all others? Do you rise from sleep with a song of praise on your lips, willing to serve Him each day? May it be so!
Praise God for the Lamb He provided for us!
Written by Juananas Odell