Sunday, March 29: Look, the Lamb of God!
On Sundays we'll walk through events in the life of Jesus Christ found in the four Gospels.
Read John 1:29-34
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel."
Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.' I have seen and I testify that this is God's Chosen One."
Every morning and evening the priests sacrificed a lamb in the temple for the sins of the Jewish people. To pay the penalty for sin, a life had to be given. God chose to provide the sacrifice himself. The sins of the world were removed once and for all when Jesus died as the perfect sacrifice. This is the way our sins are forgiven.
Thank you, God, for your plan of salvation. Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to sacrifice his life for the sins of the world. Thank you for paying the price for our sins. Amen.