The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29
Another name for Jesus is the Lamb of God. Back in Isaiah 53:7, the prophet was prophesying about Jesus and he said how he (Jesus) was led like a lamb to the slaughter and how as a sheep before its sheerers is silent so he did not open his mouth. This is such an important prophecy and such an important name of Jesus. Sacrifices were very much a part of the lives of the people who would have been listening to John or those who would have originally read the prophet Isaiah’s writings. Sacrifices were very much apart of their lives as a way of getting their sins forgiven and being sure that God was not going to strike them down because of their sins.
Isaiah was prophesying concerning Jesus’s death even hundreds of years before Jesus was to walk the earth. John the baptist expounds on the concept by adding “who takes away the sins of the world”. We can never get enough of Jesus’s sacrifice. We can never over-emphasise it because it is the one event in all of history that radically changed absolutely everything!
Lambs were also meek and Jesus displayed this meekness in being silent while being led to his crucifixion. He did so because he knew this was the perfect will of God. Our Jesus came to this earth as a baby in the humblest of places and grew up to become a man only to be led to his death at the age of 33. He was humble, meek and mild, like a true lamb, only the Lamb of God. We can worship him and thank him for that today. We can look to the cross of Jesus and have our hearts well up with gratitude because in Him we are saved from our sins and saved from eternal death. He is so good to us. Worship him now.