Take one lamb without blemish from
the flock . . .
keep it until the fourteenth day . . .
kill it . . .(Ex 12:3-5)
“Children, be careful with the lamb. It must be kept perfect. Daddy has chosen it for the sacrifice. Keep it away from the bushes; we don’t want thorns to damage it…doesn’t it feel good . . . soft and woolly . . . .brush carefully, don’t pull out the wool.”
Yes, it has to be killed.
But handle it tenderly until that day when, with one quick blood-letting,
soul-redeeming thrust, its blood must be spilt as sacrifice.
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world. (John 1:29)
Yes, He had to be killed.
But one quick thrust of a Roman spear could have shed that soul-redeeming blood.
Pilate said, “I find no fault in this man . . . I will therefore chastise him.”
Why, Pilate, why?
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him…
Why, Pilate, why?
Pilate, you were angry, you were mad, you were a people-pleaser.
You were unjust, cruel, and frustrated.
But, even you must have wondered at times why you beat the Lamb.
WHY BEAT THE LAMB?
With his stripes we are healed (Is 53:5) (I Peter 2:24)
Thanks, Julie. I hoped my point was not to vague. But it brings me to tears. Why the cruelty to our precious Lamb! If they wanted Jesus dead, why not just kill him? I still cry. The only answer I can see is the spilled blood for my sins and the beating for my healing.
It is a painful wonder Oneta— one that also brings me to tears— and what is even more painful, so many still don’t care to grasp the magnitude
Powerfully written. Like Julie above this is the tragedy of the world we live in. So many simply do not know that their SINS all of them can be taken if they only surrender to Christ and the shed blood of the innocent Lamb of God who came to take the sins of the WHOLE WORLD. (At a dreadful price of suffering) freely given by His Grace for us. What a lot to think about. Thank you for writing.
How are you doing Oneta?
I feel your pain and the hypocrisy of sacrificing “the perfect lamb” to appease God. Does God really want the sacrifice of the perfect lamb? I don’t know but I admire your strong belief.
Alas, my sins will never be washed as I refuse to surrender. But no worries, the bearded old guy told me wherever I am going, I am going to be OK as it won’t matter any more 😂.
Hope you are keeping well and busy.