The other day as I walked into a bedroom, where some of the grandkids stay when they spend the night, I noticed a stuffed lamb laying on one of the beds. Immediately my mind went to what a lamb represented in scripture, the most important being Jesus, as the sacrificial lamb of God.
John the Baptist witnessed to this fact when he saw Jesus coming towards him and said in John 1:29, “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”.
In the Old Testament, in the story of the deliverance from slavery, we find where God sent 10 plagues on Egypt persuading them to free the Israelites.
The last plague was the death of the firstborn, and the Israelites would be spared if they placed the blood of a sacrificial lamb on their doorposts. They did so and in future years they were to celebrate this event in what is known as “the Passover”.
Each family was to take a lamb and sacrifice it remembering their deliverance from slavery.
In the scripture it was prophesied about Jesus as the lamb of God in 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.”
We as Christians commemorate and celebrate what Jesus did for us, being our sacrificial lamb, dying on the cross for our sins and our deliverance from the bondage of sin, through what is known as “communion”.
So, if you are a Christian and you see a lamb let it remind you of what Jesus has done for you. If you are not, may it move you to understand that God so loved you that He was willing to sacrifice His own Son so that you might be forgiven and inherit eternal life. He wants to give you peace and deliverance from the power that sin has on you.