“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Why did John the Baptist refer to Jesus as the Lamb of God? He was pointing back to the first Passover when the children of Israel were delivered out of Egypt through the blood of a lamb—foreshadowing Christ as our ultimate Redeemer who would atone for our sins. This was evident at Jesus’ last supper with His disciples, where He foretold His death on the Passover by saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me...” (Luke 22:19). God preplanned and ordained that Jesus would be crucified on Passover. And this is why Jesus said, “...after two days, the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” (Matthew 26:2).
The crucifixion fulfills the redemptive miracle necessary for us to receive Jesus into our hearts, so His blood can be applied to our lives. The blood of the Lamb of God is still alive today, bringing salvation and redemption from darkness and sin to those who surrender their lives to Him. This Passover season, let us rejoice as we remember the saving power of Jesus Christ! May His love fill us and bring hope to this world.
Lord Jesus, thank You for Your sacrifice! I am so grateful You chose me and love me so deeply. As Easter approaches, fill me with more of Your Holy Spirit so I may share the joy that comes from knowing You.