Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lamb of God

What?  Another song?

If you have known us for very long, you know we like music, so here is another Christmas song I would like to share with you: Behold the Lamb of God, by Andrew Peterson.

This song is from an album of Mr. Peterson's music called Behold the Lamb of God: the True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, that basically walks through the history of the Israelites up to Jesus' coming.  

In John 1:29 we read:
The next day he (John the Baptist) saw Jesus coming
to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away 
the sin of the world!"

Have you ever thought about this verse?  I mean, really thought about what it says?
No, we do not live in a culture that sacrifices animals; if anything, we live in a culture that idolizes them, giving more worth to the life of a dog than the life of a precious, unborn child.

But imagine with me for a moment...

Imagine growing up in a land where, every year, your family walks through your flock of sheep to pick out the most perfect, beautiful little lamb, one that is pure, spotless and clean.  You take it home and keep it right by the house, playing with it, feeding it, and grooming it daily; perhaps you even give it a name and sneak it in the house sometimes. 
And yet, at the appointed time, you and your family take that lamb to the temple. There, you watch the priest kill it.  
He pours its blood out over the altar to atone for all your wrongs.

Now, reread John 1:29.
The next day he saw Jesus coming
to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away 
the sin of the world!"

Jesus was the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.  He became the ultimate Sacrifice, and, unlike all the prior, inferior sacrifices, He rose again.

God is great!

Merry Christmas,


Abigail said...

Great post Julia! I love that verse. It does mean alot. I love the song as well! Our whole family are huge Andrew Peterson fans! We've seen him in concert and just love all his songs. My brother and sister-in-law played AP's version of "The Holly and the Ivy" in their church Sunday. I thought it sounded nice. Here's the link-

They play most of his songs with all the instruments and the dulcimer being my favorite :) Merry Christmas!

Lady Catlia said...

Thanks, I am glad it blessed you. I would love to check out the video, but our internet is acting up. :( That's pretty neat; I hope we can see it soon!