The Lamb

The Lamb

by Inspiration Ministries

"The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.'" – John 1:29 NASB The lamb is an important symbol. God Himself (Exodus 12:3-20) had instituted the Passover in which every family was to take an unblemished male lamb and offer it as a sacrifice. In Egypt, the blood of this lamb protected the family from death. John the Baptist declared that Jesus was the Lamb of God. Jesus perfectly fulfilled His role as the Lamb during Passover on the night before He was crucified. Jesus came to earth to become the sacrificial Lamb that God Himself was offering. Only Jesus was atoning for the sins of the whole world. His sacrificial death on the cross covered every sin. For those who believe and accept Him, Jesus already has taken away their sin. Despite His finished work, it can be easy to hold onto sin. It can be hard to imagine that we could be forgiven for impure thoughts or actions that break God’s commandments and be freed from unhealthy habits or problems that plague our lives. But looking at Jesus, we realize that He is the Lamb of God. On the cross, the sacrifice was made. He took away our sin. The work has been completed. We just need to accept and receive what already has been done. During this holy time of year, don’t hold on to sins. Jesus died for you. Accept His finished work. Thanks to Jesus, you can be free and forgiven right now. Prayer Father, thank You that Jesus took away my sins. I confess my sins to You. Thank You for Your forgiveness and that I am free! In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading John 1