Day 5 | Isaac and the Lamb
What is the number one gift you want for Christmas? What if I told you that you will receive that gift; but, you will have to give it to someone that doesn’t like you. I could give a gift to someone that I love. But, it seems hard to give my favorite gift to someone that I don’t love.
God’s people in the Old Testament gave a perfect little lamb as their offering in worship. Abraham was told to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. But, God provided a substitute that died in Isaac’s place. Jesus is our substitute.
Did you know that Jesus was known as the Lamb of God? God, the Father, gave his only son, the Lamb of God, to die on the cross so that our relationship could be made right with God. God’s perfect lamb died for our sins so that we can stand before God as a blameless, innocent child of God.
Can you imagine how much God loved his only Son? It was a lot more than we love our favorite Christmas gift. He loves you so much that He gave his Son to die on the cross and pay the penalty of your sin. God loves you so much and wants you to give your hearts to Him.
We are celebrating the birth of Jesus. He was born in Bethlehem in a stable—with other little lambs. Could it be possible that these lambs were waiting to be given to God in worship? The reason Jesus came to earth was to take away our sin. Let’s celebrate Christmas with the understanding that the little baby in the manger came to die on the cross and take away our sin. “Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the world’s sin” (John 1:29, TLB).
Memory Verse | John 1:29b
Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.
Thank you Father for loving me so much that you sent Jesus to take away my sin. I love you and worship you.