Lambs and Easter (#49)
What do lambs and Easter have in common?
Don’t get it? Read on.
Long ago, Lambs were used to pay for sins. Strange, but true. People have always sinned. God has always demanded payment. People paid with lambs. It worked like this:
Someone who sinned wanted God to forgive him. So he picked out a perfect little lamb as payment. The sinner laid his hands on the lamb. A priest killed the lamb. That killed the sin. Payment was made. God forgave that person.
Trouble was, people kept on sinning.
So they kept sacrificing lambs, until...
The very first Good Friday. Jesus died that day. God said Jesus’ death would pay for everybody’s sins, forever. Jesus was God’s lamb. He was perfect, yet God put everybody’s sins on him. When Jesus was killed, everybody’s sins were killed. But Jesus didn’t die forever. He walked right out of the grave on...
The very first Easter. He proved that he was stronger than sin and stronger than death. He still is. He’s still the Lamb of God, and his long-ago death still pays for sins. God said so.
Now do you get it? Jesus, the Lamb of God, paid for your sins on that first Good Friday. He conquered sin and death on that first Easter.
Believe in Jesus, and God will forgive your sins, forever. He promised.