The Story of the Lamb

Saturday, 31 Oct 2015

'In Abraham's answer to Isaac's innocent question, we hear deliberate vagueness but also an element of hope: 'God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.''
When I walked into the art gallery, it was the painting that simultaneously took my breath away and brought me to tears. It was a lamb, but it was like no other lamb. A slim stream of blood was draining from the lamb’s neck, and the title beside the painting read, ‘Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.’ When I describe it, perhaps it sounds more gruesome than beautiful to you. We like our lambs fluffy and white, frolicking in a field or nestled close to their mothers. But when we read ...

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