Lamb? What lamb?

We read the Bible carelessly sometimes. We take too much for granted and miss weird things because in our minds, we figure since the Bible times were much different than ours, the things that seem weird to us didn’t seem weird to them. But I think that a lot of what was said DID seem weird….REALLY weird.

Like when Jesus said to a crowd, “I’m the bread of life….eat me.” (John 6:51)
We probably think, “Oh, people probably heard that all the time.” Nope.

The truth is, there were some strange things said in the Bible; things that made even the listeners who first heard them scratch their heads in wonder.

If you’ve taken the challenge this week to read John 1 everyday, you’ve likely come across one of those times. Take a look at verse 29 in chapter 1:
“The next day he [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming to him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'”

Can you imagine being in the crowd that day? Now, lots of these people were used to lambs and sheep being around. And many of them were used to lambs being used as sacrifices at the temple, so that’s probably what they were expecting to see. I can hear someone in the crowd saying, “Where? What Lamb? You mean behind that guy with the white robe and the baby-blue Miss America sash? I don’t see any lamb! Can that guy get out of the way, so I can see the lamb?” Or maybe someone else said, “Lamb of God?!? I love them! I didn’t know they were in town! Sweet!”

I mean, who calls a man a lamb? John does. But why? Why did John refer to Jesus as the “Lamb of God”? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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