“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29)
What did John mean when He pointed to Jesus as “the Lamb of God?”
In the Exodus, the blood of a lamb was put on the doorposts and lintels of Hebrew homes in Egypt so that the angel of death would “pass over” their houses when God pronounced His 10th judgment on Egypt and its gods. That judgment was the lives of all firstborn sons in the land. A lamb was always sacrificed and eaten for the Passover meal to commemorate this passing over. God’s judgment passed over the homes marked by the blood of a lamb.
As the “Lamb of God,” Jesus became our Passover Lamb, whose blood covers over our sins, thus taking away our sins. He becomes the One who then takes away the sins of all who follow Him in faith as the people of God.
The blood of Jesus now covers the sins of all of us who have come to faith in Him and walk with Him, so that before God we are now fully innocent. No charges can be laid at our doorsteps. God has graced us with life. Hallelujah!
Lord, We thank You for giving us this new life in Christ. We thank You for the price You paid so we could have this opportunity. May we pass this good news on to others. Amen.