The next day he, John the Baptist, saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
John 1: 29

Reading: Exodus 12:1-28; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 22:7-13

Jesus was not only born to be the Serpent Crusher and the Promise Deliverer, but also the Sin Bearer. He became the Sin Bearer by becoming the Lamb of God. 

“The blood shall be a sign for you... And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you” God said in Exodus 12:13. This first Passover lamb was a foreshadowing of the true Lamb of God, the one whom John the Baptist identified. 

When John the Baptist saw Jesus and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God” he had no idea how that was going to be fulfilled. However, he believed that God would take care of the method so that the end goal could be recognised. The particular role of the Lamb of God was to be sacrificed in the place of people, as payment, for their sins. The highest of high, the very Son of God Himself, was given the lowest of callings. To be slaughtered and offered up. 

Whenever you wonder about the character of God, whenever you think He may be treating you unfairly, consider Jesus, your sacrificial lamb. And remember, he was God in the flesh. 


Dear God, open my eyes that I may see how humble and loving You truly are. Oh, I am so very far from being like You. Help me. Grow me into Christ likeness. 

For the family

Place a previously selected picture face down in front of the children. Describe it as fully as you can to them. Now ask them to imagine the picture you have described. Show them the picture. Explain that we can read about God but one day when we actually see Him, it will be so amazing.