The Lamb…

John 1:35-42

Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.  And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.  Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).  And he brought him to Jesus.

Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).

 John again testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God.  This prompts two of his disciples to turn and follow Jesus and the process of choosing disciples begins.  Jesus draws the attention of two, one of which acknowledge him as the Messiah, the Christ.  Lamb, one intended for sacrifice, provided by God for our benefit.  With the introduction of sin, came the sentence of death.  Blood carries our life in the physical and when its flow is interrupted, death occurs, first cell by cell until the whole being has ceased to live.  This life source was required to cover the sin that brought death to God’s creation.  That cover allows us to return to the life originally intended at creation.  Christ’s blood, shed for us as a lamb’s was shed, covers our sin, eternally.  His life’s blood gave back eternity to his creation.  His life’s blood covered our sins.  He conquered death and nullified its curse on humanity.  We receive that gift of life when we acknowledge our part in the sin curse, receive his gift to us and then live as if we have begun our eternal walk with the God who created us.  We have begun our walk…