WHY BEAT THE LAMB

lamb

 

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.

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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.

 

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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)

 


 

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to WHY BEAT THE LAMB

  1. Faye says:

    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.

  2. pranabaxom says:

    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.

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